Father is an important part of our life. Father’s Day is a day to honor the father. The word ‘father’ signifies as love, respect, honour and power. Father’s Day is a celebration in the honour of Father, the role of fathers and forefathers.
You must know what is Father’s Day and when is it, but do you know why Father’s Day is celebrated? What is the reason for celebrating Father’s Day? How and when did Father’s Day start? What is the story of Father’s Day or the history of Father’s Day?
Who started Father’s Day?
Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.
Why is Father’s Day celebrated on different dates?
The most popular date for the celebration of Father’s Day is the third Sunday in the month of June. However, in Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same date as Ascension Day.
Across Scandinavia, the tradition of a Father’s Day was adopted in the 1930s. Originally the American date was used, but in 1949 the Nordic countries decided to move it to the second Sunday in November.
In Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Father’s Day is celebrated on 19th March, which is the Feast of St. Joseph who is the patron saint of fathers.
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What is the real meaning of Father’s Day?
Father’s Day is a day celebrated on different dates of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society.
Why is Father’s Day celebrated?
People from all over the world celebrate this day to thank, honor and pay tribute to their father. On this day children give their most popular gift to their dad and try to make him feel special. That’s why on this day, every child should express their love for his father with all his heart and express his gratitude for his father. The main purpose of Father’s Day is to honor fathers and remember their contributions.