Sunday, 17th June 2018

About Father's Day

Father's day is a festival inaugurated in the early 20th century to honor fathers and forefathers. This festival is celebrated in many countries all across the world to express gratitude for fathers. This festival is celebrated by gifting cards, bouquets, artificial flowers, quotations, show pieces and other thoughtful gifts to their dear dad.

Father's Day is celebrated on variety of dates across the world. Previously this festival was confined to pay gratitude to father only, but nowadays, people also with “Happy Father's Day to their stepfather, grandfather, father-in-law, uncles or any other man who is as protective and caring as a father. involves gift giving and special dinners to fathers and family oriented activities.

The idea of Father's day celebration was first given in 1909 by Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane USA. Sonora, who was very much attached to her father Mr William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran. She felt that if there is a day to honor mother then there should also be a day to honor father. Sonora struggled relentlessly to make the idea a reality. Finally, in 1972, President Richard Nixon made Father's Day a national observance. Today, Father's Day is celebrated in several countries across the globe. Though the date and manner of celebration differ, every where people take opportunity of the day to honor their father and express love for them.

About Father's Day

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