This write up on the Father's Day provides an insight into the origin of the Father's Day and other interesting facts on the Father's Day.
Father's Day Facts
A day to celebrate fatherhood and male parenting, Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday in the month of June in most countries around the world. The occasion gives an opportunity to express love and affection to all fathers and fatherly figures. The day helps in strengthening the father-child relationship all the more. Just like a mother is regarded as the sole nurturer of a child, the father helps in the development and emotional well being of the child. A father plays the role of a guide, supporter, motivator and protector in any child's life. With this article, we bring you some known facts about Father's Day. Read on further to know them.
- Father's Day always falls on the third Sunday in the month of June in most of the countries.
- Countries like Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Belgium and Sweden celebrate Father's Day on different days throughout the year.
- Father's Day originated in the United States of America.
- The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington USA.
- The idea of Father's Day came from Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd who came up with the idea of Father's Day.
- Father's Day was declared a national event by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
- In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day with a presidential proclamation.
- In 1972, President Richard Nixon established the Father's Day as a permanent holiday.
- Father's Day is the fourth most popular card-sending holiday in the United States with an estimate of $100 million in card sales.
- Of all the cards sold on Father's Day, 50% are purchased for dads while 20% are purchased for husbands. The remaining 30% includes other categories like grandfathers, sons, brothers, uncles and someone special.
- The Romans honor their dead fathers, every February.
- The necktie is the most common and famous Father's Day gift.
- Official flower on Father's Day is rose. People whose fathers are alive wear a red rose while those whose fathers have passed away wear a white rose in their memory.
- The recent years have seen grandfathers, husbands, uncles, fathers-in-law and step fathers too have been given the honor of a father on this day.