Some facts about Father's Day for everyone who has always wondered where this tradition actually comes from.
Father's Day is a relatively young holiday. That is why the rituals vary from region to region and from family to family. Many children give their fathers little gifts on Father's Day. The children no longer living with their parents, visit the father, or call him. In some cultures, however, large celebrations in honor of the fathers can be held in a large family.
In some countries, the concept of the father is also interpreted more freely. In Thailand, for example, Father's Day falls on December 5 - the king's birthday. Father's Day is a public holiday in only a few countries. This is the case in Germany because he falls on Ascension Day. The same applies to Thailand, where the king's birthday is celebrated on the same day. In most other countries, Father's Day falls on a Sunday.
Father's Day in its current form has its origin in the USA, where it has been on the 3rd Sunday in June since 1910. A certain Sonora Smart Dodd campaigned there in the early 20th century to establish a day in honor of the fathers. Mother's Day was her inspiration.
Here in Canada and in the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd first brought up the idea of a Father’s Day to honor her father William Jackson Smart, a veteran of the civil war. His wife had died when the sixth child was born, and Mr. Smart raised the newborn and the other five children alone on a farm in eastern Washington State. Mrs. Dodd wanted to honor the strength and selflessness that her father had shown his children.
Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. At the same time, Father's Day celebrations appeared in various U.S. cities. In 1924, US President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day, but it wasn't until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June to be Father's Day. In 1974, President Nixon, through Public Law 92-278, made Father's Day an official holiday for the third Sunday in June. On Father's Day, the fathers receive gifts or flowers from their children, poems are recited or excursions are made together.
Every year Canada Day reminds us of the greatness and beauty of our wonderful country. Here are some interesting facts surrounding this national holiday: As one important milestone for Canada's independence, Canada Day celebrates the joining on July 1, 1867, of the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a wider British federation of four provinces. The holiday was officially given statutory value in 1879 and was first named Dominion Day.
It doesn't matter that something big is organized on Mother's Day. The main thing is that they think of you and feel loved. It doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be right next to each other, especially in this unusual COVID-19 times. You are always connected in the heart!
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