Happy Father’s Day

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Father’s Day in USA is celebrated with great enthusiasm and lot of fanfare on third Sunday of June. Observing the day, people reflect on the invaluable role played by fathers in building the character of children and in the development of the nation. On Father’s Day people honor their father and express gratitude for his love and affection. As a Father’s Day tradition, people in US also pay tribute to grandfather, stepfather, foster father, uncle or any other men who are like father.

History of Father’s Day in USA
Father’s Day festival as we celebrate today traces its history to United States of America. The idea of observing a day in honor of father was conceptualized by Ms Sonora Smart Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane. It so happened that Sonora attended a Mother’s Day Sermon in 1909 and she was struck with the noble idea that society must observe a day to honor the important contribution made by father in the raising of children. Encouraged by the love of her father, William Smart, a civil war veteran who single-handedly raised her along with her five siblings after the death of her mother, Sonora worked hard to make her concept a reality. The noble idea of celebrating Father’s Day soon spread across the nation. Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. Finally, in 1972 President Nixon established Father’s Day as a permanent national day of observance on the third Sunday of June.

Fathers Day Celebrations in USA
Fathers Day celebrations in USA takes place with lot of gaiety and enthusiasm. The day is observed as a time for family reunion in families, as children who are staying away from families take time out to celebrate the day with their father. Indulging daddy with breakfast in bed and gifts like cards, flowers, chocolates and neckties is the traditional way of celebrating Father Day in USA.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LifestyleswithLia
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 11:41:59

    So interesting how Father’s Day has only been officially since 1972! I’m glad they made it official since dads should be celebrated: ) Happy Father’s Day everyone!

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  2. NickyB.
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 18:46:15

    And you again with the imparting of knowledge and everything lol! Thank you. Had no idea about this.

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  3. Martie
    Jun 22, 2015 @ 12:18:46

    Father’s Day isn’t much older than me! I learned something new…thank you! Of course, as with any American holiday, it has gotten so commercialized and media-driven that the original purpose has almost been lost. I love this bit of history, and I love that Father’s Day started out for the right reasons! Great reminder! 🙂

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