*Papa* in French means generosity, guidance, patience and protection. A role model to some, a supportive shoulder to others and a hero to many – Father’s Day is Sunday June 17 and it is that time of year to show papas around you how important they are with some of the finest chocolates in the world.
Surprise *papas* this Father's Day with our 15 most traditional chocolates including 3 of our ever-famous Z pieces: a combination of a crunchy praliné with sweet and salty caramel. He will also relish on our other popular savors such as a Venezuelan dark chocolate ganache, a gianduja and hazelnut praliné, a rich raspberry...
Dads worldwide will relish on this 30-piece assortment of our entire Numbered Collection, among which they will find our ever-famous Z pieces combining a crunchy praliné with sweet and salty caramel, Venezuelan dark chocolate ganaches, a gianduja and hazelnut praliné, a rich raspberry ganache...
Golden-inlaid with the endearing term: 'papa' (French for 'daddy'), this warm wood-toned ultra-masculin Father's Day mahogany box pairs luxury French craftsmanship with epicurean perfection as it contains our 15 most sought-after recipes. You may engrave his name by selecting the gift service MY TEXT ENGRAVING below.
What present for Father's Day? If you're looking for a gift idea for your daddy, you've come to the right place because our chocolate boxes will be perfect to surprise him while being sure to please him.
Chocolates: An original gift from Father's Day
Instead of offering a banal present for your dad's birthday party, surprise him with French chocolates. Yes, but not just any chocolate: some of the best in the world. Indeed, zChocolat has received numerous international awards for the quality of its creations elaborated by Pascal Caffet, the world champion chocolate craftsman in this field. These special treats will be much more original than a simple gift basket for Father's Day.
A gift that makes you happy every time
If you're afraid to give your daddy an unnecessary gift, don't worry with chocolates: the delicacy is universal, especially with such a quality. More than 26 unusual recipes are present in our chocolate boxes, there will necessarily be some that will please your breeder immensely. There is no chance of disappointing, especially since there is little chance that they expect to receive this kind of gift for his party.
A wide selection of Father's Day gift boxes personalized for an ideal gift
3 boxes are present in this specific range to please your daddy. Personalized assortments but also a sublime mahogany wood box with laser engraving and a gilding finish for an exceptional surprise effect. If you don't find what you are looking for in this series, there is nothing to stop you from browsing through our collections of several hundred references to find THE gift that will please you. To bring a more personal touch, it is possible to further customize your products thanks to our various present options: choose the composition of the box, choose an image (or photo) on your box, engrave its name and first name, personalize the gift wrapping, add accessories and accompany it all with a greeting card of Father's Day with your own message. More than just a box, a real gift from the bottom of your heart.
Fast delivery of your gift for Father's Day
You want to choose a gift simply and possibly at the last minute? Why not, because our packages are shipped the same day and delivered in record time all over the world. Usually the majority of countries and cities are served in less than 3 days as for example:
The United States
and all the countries of the world. For hot countries such as Saudi Arabia, among others, we deliver our chocolates in specially designed isothermal packages that maintain a temperature of 20°C in the boxes. We always do this without you paying anything extra.
History of Father's Day, where does this celebration come from?
The first non-religious Father's Day was created at the beginning of the 20th century in the United States. After several attempts, Sonora Smart Dodd's party on 19 June 1910 was a success. The teacher, regretting that there is no day dedicated to fathers, unlike Mother's Day, has the desire to pay tribute to her father who had raised his six children alone after the death of his mother. His initial choice was to celebrate this feast on June 5, his father's birthday, but the pastor warned him that he would not have time to prepare his special sermon for this occasion, so another date was chosen, the third Sunday in June6. In the 1930s, Dodd marketed the party by offering gifts to men's clothing vendors and tobacco dealers. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established Father's Day as a national celebration and made it a national holiday.
In Catholic countries, family fathers were celebrated in the Middle Ages as early as 19 March, the day of St. Joseph, the putative father of Jesus.
According to an ancient tradition, the cult rendered to this adoptive father has developed since the 5th century in some Egyptian monasteries where the apocryphal story of Joseph the carpenter is written and where his feast is fixed on the 20th of July (he remains inscribed to this day in the Coptic calendar). The cult of this saint has also spread around Joseph's house since at least the 7th century. This cult declined in the late Middle Ages. His feast fixed for March 19 appears for the first time in the year 800 in an abbreviated gallican martyrology of Rheinau, in which he is called Ioseph sponsus Mariae ("Joseph the bridegroom of Mary"). The choice of this date six days before the feast of the Annunciation is probably due to a confusion with the name of a martyr of Antioch named Joseph or Josippe already celebrated on March 19 and also a syncretic concordance with Quinquatries, religious feasts in honor of the goddess Minerve. In the following centuries, he was no longer simply known as the husband of Mary but as the father, Nutritor Domini ("Lord's Nourisher"). Its worship, which the Church traditionally associates with Father's Day, developed in the 14th and 15th centuries (particularly under the influence of the Franciscans, who became the guardians of the "House of Joseph" and whose General Chapter of Assisi adopted its feast of 19 March in 1399), but it was difficult to impose itself because Joseph remained "the great silence of the Gospel" . Pope Sixt IV introduced the feast of 19 March to the Roman Breviary in 1479, but the commemoration of this feast in the Middle Ages remains exceptional, and it is necessary to await the 1621 decree of Pope Gregory XV, which makes it a feast of unemployed precept for the universal Church. The tradition of Father's Day began to flourish in the 19th century with the development of "sacral recharge" and devotion to Saint Joseph: Pope Pius IX fixed the feast of the patronage of St. Joseph on the third Sunday after Easter and declared him patron saint of the universal Church (Decree Quemadmodum Deus (nl) of 8 December 1870), while Pope Pius X transferred this feast to the previous Wednesday as solemnity of St. Joseph in 1914.
This date of 19 March has since been preserved in several countries with a Catholic tradition, including Portugal, Spain, Italy and Latin American countries influenced by Hispanic influences.
Father's Day in the world:
In Belgium, Father's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in June; there is no holiday. In the Antwerp region, it is celebrated on 19 March.
In Canada, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June; there is no public holiday. Costa Rica In Costa Rica, the Party of Christian Social Unity introduced a bill to move the feast of the third Sunday from June to 19 March, St. Joseph's Day. It was to pay tribute to the saint from whom the capital (San José) gets its name. However, the official date of Father's Day remains the third Sunday in June.
In Germany, Father's Day (Vatertag) is celebrated in a quite different way8,9. It is still celebrated at Ascension (Thursday, 40 days after Easter), which is a holiday. In some areas it is called Männertag (men's day) or Herrentag (men's day).
In France, the manufacturer of Flaminaire lighters had the idea, the first in 1949, to create a father's day for commercial reasons. Its director, Marcel Quercia, who wants to impose his gas lighter in France, launches Father's Day in 1950, the third Sunday of June, on the American model, with the slogan "Our fathers told us so, for Father's Day, they all want a Flaminar" . The feast is formalized by a decree of 1952 which retains the rule of the third Sunday in June. On this occasion, a national committee for Father's Day was created to establish a prize for the most deserving fathers (the candidates were originally nominated by the social services of the town halls); this day dedicated to fathers echoes the Mother's Day, which was made official in France in 1928.
In Japan, Father's Day takes place on the third Sunday in June; it is not a holiday.
In New Zealand
In New Zealand, Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September; there is no holiday.
In the Philippines
In the Philippines, Father's Day is not a holiday, but many people celebrate it on the third Sunday in June. Most Filipinos born in the 1960s and 1970s did not celebrate Father's Day; it is a more recent phenomenon, under the influence of the United States.
In Argentina, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June; there have been attempts to change the date to August 24, to commemorate the day when the "father of the nation", José de San Martín, became a father.
In Australia, Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September; there is no holiday.