Fathers Day

When is Father's Day?

Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate and honor fathers around the world. It’s a day to recognize the important role that fathers play in their children’s lives. This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 20th, 2021.

History of Father's Day

Father’s Day has been celebrated in some form since the Middle Ages. In the United States, it was first celebrated in 1910 when Sonora Smart Dodd proposed a day to honor her father, William Smart. Her father had raised six children alone after his wife died during childbirth. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a national holiday in the United States.

How to Celebrate Father's Day

There are many ways to celebrate Father’s Day and show your dad how much you appreciate him. Here are some ideas:
• Give your dad a gift that reflects his interests or hobbies.
• Take your dad out for a special meal or cook him his favorite meal at home.
• Spend quality time together doing something your dad loves such as fishing or playing golf.
• Write your dad a heartfelt letter expressing how much you appreciate him and all he has done for you over the years.
• Make your dad something special like a photo album or scrapbook filled with pictures and memories of the two of you together over the years.

Father's Day Traditions Around The World

Father’s Day is celebrated differently around the world depending on cultural traditions and beliefs. In Mexico, for example, it is customary for families to gather together and have dinner with their fathers on this day while in Thailand it is common for people to give their fathers gifts such as clothing or flowers as tokens of appreciation and respect. In France, families often go out for lunch together while in India people usually give their fathers cards expressing love and gratitude towards them on this special day. No matter where you are located, it is important to take time out of our busy lives to recognize our fathers on this special day!
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