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Dad - To the man larger than life

Dad - To the man larger than life

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Father’s day is approaching with less than a week away. Despite always falling on the third Sunday in June (18th), many of us tend to overlook this important occasion, being always so very busy. Alas, don’t stress, we at MYKU got you covered!

Let’s get the facts first. Oxford Dictionary defines Father’s day as “A day of the year on which fathers are particularly honored by their children”. It goes on stating “It was first observed in the state of Washington in 1910”.

Note however that Father’s day dates back far longer to the Middle Ages of Catholic Europe. It was celebrated as the Catholic feast day of Saint Joseph since the late 14th century. These old traditions were brought to the US by the Spanish and Portuguese and then officially inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting. 

(Read about the origins of Mother’s day from our blog.)

What’s most interesting is that, despite being internationally observed, every country has its own ways of celebrating Father’s Day.

In China, Father’s day used to be celebrated on August 8, as the Chinese government wanted to honor the soldiers who died in WWII. It originally fell on 8.8., the eighth (ba) day of the eighth (ba) month, forms ba-ba (八八), which sounds like the Chinese word for dad, ba-ba (爸爸).

Germans celebrate Father’s day on the 40th day after Easter (Ascension day) usually with outdoor activities and in good German tradition with a lot of beer and food. Prost!

In Russia, instead of Father’s day, The Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated on February 23rd, continuing Soviet Union’s tradition.

In Thailand, the birthday of the king (December 5th) is set as Father’s day. Thais will wear yellow on this day to show respect for the late king, because yellow is the color to represent Monday, as this was the day the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born.

No matter how differently we all celebrate this special day, we all honor our Dads or someone like Dad who looked after us at some point in our lives.

A father is someone who we look up to and receive guidance from. Often later in life, they progress from the role of a caretaker and become a friend, someone we ask for advice and a shoulder we can lean on for support.

And even after Dad is gone, many of us still think and are led by the thought “What would Dad do?”, that comforting feeling that we’re doing the right thing.

MYKU Black Onyx & White Marble Collection

Father’s day is a very personal affair; every Dad is unique. We want to help you celebrate this special bond with our handpicked selection of MYKU watches, each being a unique timepiece to mark the occasion.

Make June 18 the day to honor those special men in our lives and say THANK YOU with MYKU.

Unique Mother's Day gift for a good cause

Unique Mother's Day gift for a good cause

Mother’s day is celebrated to honor motherhood all around the world. Many of us know when is Mother’s day as it usually falls on the second week of May every year (or when we start seeing the florist ads all around again).

But did you know that celebrating this special occasion can be traced back as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals known as “Mothering Sunday”?

Here come the facts to impress:

Mother’s day was officially recognized in the 19th century when a woman named Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped starting “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children in the United States. After her death, her daughter Anna Jarvis fought to include Mother’s day in the national calendar of the US as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. That’s when this day became known officially as Mother’s day.

Anna Jarvis did not get married or have any children. Yet, she recognized the achievements of motherhood by drawing attention to women. In the chic spirit of Feminism all around us these days, she was a true fighter of her time, recognizing the dedication and hardship of being a mother.

For this Mother’s day, we want to recognize the importance of woman in our society. There are millions of women who are not famous, or will never have the chance to be heard, but who make a profound difference in the life of their children. Many of them make incredible sacrifices and fight to raise their children, naturally wanting the best for them. Strong willed and connected with their loved little ones, they manage to go beyond, often juggling work and being a mother every day.

MYKU The Woman Foundation Mother's Day 2017

For this year’s mother day, we want to give back, and invite you to join us in this cause. MYKU is proud to to support a woman’s charity to empower women in challenging gender stereotypes and fighting for a better quality of life for themselves and their families.

We are proud to contribute 10% of every watch sold online to The Women’s Foundation for the month of May to celebrate this Mother’s day. This foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.

“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” ― C. JoyBell C.

 

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Another Win for MYKU’s Design | Golden A’ Design Award 2017

Another Win for MYKU’s Design | Golden A’ Design Award 2017

We are proud to celebrate with you today that MYKU has been awarded the Golden A’ Design Award for our ELEMENTAL CLASSIC SERIES TIMEPIECES. 

Out of more than 35,000 project submissions, less than 2000 made it into the final round and won in over 100 categories. MYKU’s design has attracted the attention of the grand jury consisting of 173 judges including influential press members, established designers, leading academics and prominent entrepreneurs worldwide.

MYKU watch A' Design Award Gold Golden 2017

MYKU’s design unites the individual characters of natural stones with the Swiss precision of watch-making, encapsulated in stainless steel.

We are grateful for the recognition of our work and will continue to strive for perfection in our designs, product and quality in the future.

You can check out the awarded designs in Como, Italy, from 6th June (Tuesday), 2017 to 26th June (Monday), 2017. Contact us for more details.

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