Fathers are symbols of strength, courage, and compassion. They are your first best friend, and you rely on them for support, affirmation, and guidance. Fathers are special people who deserve to be honoured. Father's Day honours paternity, paternal bonds, and father figures in one's life. In the United States and most other nations, Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday in June. Here's everything you need to know about Father's Day, from the date and significance to the history.
Father’s Day Celebrate
People honour their dads by bringing them out for lunches and picnics. On Father's Day, it's customary to give unusual presents and personalised hampers with greeting cards.
Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday in June each year, however the date varies. In most nations, Father's Day will be observed on June 19, 2022.
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Father's Day History and Significance
Father's Day was founded in 1909 by a lady called Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, who wanted to honour her father, a Civil War soldier who raised her and her other five siblings after their mother died during delivery. Dodd had the idea to celebrate Father's Day while listening to a lecture at church about Mother's Day, which was growing popularity at the time.
The notion was also supported by religious organisations and municipal governments. President Calvin Coolidge of the United States and President Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States both gave their approval to the day in 1924 and 1966, respectively. When President Richard Nixon signed legislation designating this day as a national holiday in 1972, it became official.
According to Britannica, Roman Catholics have continued to commemorate the feast of St. Joseph on June 19 as a tribute and reverence to fathers, which has its origins in several theological scriptures.
In contemporary times, Father's Day has grown in popularity and attracted commercialization, with specialised gifts, items, and hampers being given to dads on this day.