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Father’s day

Father’s day :

  • Father’s Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in the month of June.
  • Father’s day is celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.
  • The day is for recognizing the contribution of fathers to the lives of their children.
  • The celebration of father’s day started from the May of 1909.

Father’s day : Brief Essay

Father’s day is celebrated on different dates worldwide, but in India it is celebrated on June. Every year, this day is celebrated on the third Sunday in the month of June. This year, Father’s day was celebrated on June 18.

History of Father’s day:

Earlier, since the Middle Ages, father’s day was celebrated on March 19 in Catholic Europe. The celebration was introduced by the Portuguese and Spanish to Latin America. It was observed as the feast day of Saint Joseph, a fatherly figure in Catholicism, until the 14th century or early 15th century. Later, in the early 20th century, around 1908 and 1910, U.S. inaugurated father’s day in the month of June to complement mother’s day by celebrating fathers and fatherhood.

The father’s day in U.S. was popularized by Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd. She wanted to have a day in remembrance of the fathers, and so spoke to YMCA and Spokane Ministerial Association to celebrate a “father’s day” similar to that of mother’s day. she proposed the date as 5th of June, which was her father’s birthday. Since the idea received support, the first Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Washington, on June 19, 1910 and became an annual event. Soon, other towns started making their own celebrations, until it turned out to be a U.S. national holiday in 1972, declared by President Richard Nixon.

Later, many countries, including India adopted the U.S. date – the third Sunday of June. However, many countries celebrate on various days, but most commonly in the months of May or March.

Father’s Day is about honoring fathers and male parenting. People buy roses on this day for their father – red roses for those living and white for deceased. The day is celebrated to mark the importance of fatherhood and paternal bonds in influencing the lives of children and the society.

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