Dia dos Pais
Today, on the second Sunday of August, it is Father’s day in Brazil, known as Dia dos Pais (Day of Fathers).
Pai is the Brazilian Portuguese word for dad, and Pais is the plural of pai. However, pais, in Portuguese is also the word for “parents,” as in, “meus pais” (my parents). And, things get more confusing, because there is also the word país (with an accent on the i, so it is pronounced ”pa-yis”) which means “country,” as in, “eu amo meu país” (I love my country) not to be confused with “eu amo meus pais” (I love my parents).
So, happy Dia dos Pais everyone! Even though it is only Father’s Day in Brazil, and not elsewhere, today is still a good day to tell your dad that you love him and that you appreciate everything that he has done for you.
Feliz Dia Dos Pais!