Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year. On this day we not only honor our father, but also men who brought us joy and happiness and have acted as a father figure in our lives. Sending Father’s Day greeting cards and gifts are some popular trends to celebrate this day.
The idea of Father’s Day was conceived in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Dodd while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. She wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who raised six children single handedly. The following year, Spokane’s mayor declared June 19 as the first Father’s Day celebration.
This year Father’s Day falls on 16 June. Here’s wishing all the Wonderful Dads a Happy Father’s Day!
Quick Facts»Roses are the Father’s Day flowers »Sonora Dodd is also known as the mother of Father’s Day »Neckties are a popular gift on this occasion
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