Father's Day is approaching, though no specific date is required to celebrate the exceptional and special man who is a parent, friend, and mentor, and both children and fathers look forward to Father's Day on June 20. Every year, on the third Sunday of June, Father's Day is celebrated in most parts of the world, to dedicate and recognise fathers' incomparable contribution to child-raising.
Father's Day Traditions
Each year, Father's Day is celebrated on different dates. However, in most countries, Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday of June. The day marks the unique importance that a father or a father figure plays in our lives. Father's Day is traditionally observed on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, in nations such as Spain and Portugal. While in Taiwan, Father's Day is celebrated on August 8. In Thailand, the day is observed on December 5, the birth date of former King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Origin, History, And Significance Of Father's Day
The first Father's Day was commemorated on July 5, 1908, in West Virginia, following a mining tragedy in the Monongah, USA, to honour the fathers who died in the disaster.
Sonora Smart Dodd, on the other hand, is often recognised with the origination of Father's Day. Sonora, a US resident and the daughter of American Civil War soldier William Jackson Smart, is alleged to come up with the idea of Father's Day in 1910.
Sonora was affected by a church sermon on Anna Jarvis, who established Mother's Day in memory of her mother. As a result, she asked the Spokane Ministerial Alliance to designate June 5 (her father's birthday) as Fatherhood Day.
Her father, William, was an Arkansas single parent who raised six children excellently. Sonora felt a strong sense of appreciation and a need to pay honour to his fatherhood because of his dedication, integrity, and sacrifices.
The Church eventually settled on the third Sunday of June, and so the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington. Following that, President Lyndon B Johnson made a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day in 1966.
Father's Day has been celebrated with great passion and delight ever since. Father's Day celebrates the paternal tie and the role of the father figure in the lives of children, families, and society at large.