Father’s day is celebrated to pay tribute to Father’s or Father like figures. Third Sunday of June marks the Father’s day in the United States and in some other countries. The first person to suggest the idea of Father’s day was Mrs. Sonora Dodd in 1909.
She proposed this idea to the Ministerial Association and YMCA and then chose 5th June as it was her Father’s birthday. Later the first Father’s day was celebrated on 19th June 1910.
Although you do not require a specific day to pay respect to your Father’s as a token of love this day honors the fathers’ for their great contribution and vast impact on our lives. Everyone celebrates the day in their own way.
Some give cards, gifts while some go out to dine-out and spend some quality time with their father and to make them feel how special they are.
Father’s day earlier was a local celebration and in spite of receiving widespread support, it could not become a National Holiday for many years.
Then the first bill was introduced in Congress in 1913 but it did not pass but then later in 1966, Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation assigning the Third Sunday in June as Father’s day.
Finally in 1972, Richard Nixon the president signed a law declaring the Father’s day as officially and permanent National Holiday.
Although Father’s day is celebrated across the world but with different countries, the celebration differs. Spain and Portugal being the Catholic countries observed it on March 19 earlier whereas Taiwanese celebrates this day on August 8 which is the Eight days of the Eight months.
Thailand celebrates this day on December 5 which is also the birthday of their former king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s.
Hence the day marks respect, tribute and all cheers to fathers around the world and makes them feel that they are out of the world and a beautiful gift sent by God to us. Not to forget their sacrifices for us and making our life what we are living today.
This day should also be remembered to pay special and heartedly homage to all our father’s and fatherly figures and rejoice them for their gift to us.