Father’s Day is the month of June, people all over the world gear up to plan something outstanding for their fathers on the occasion of Father’s Day to acknowledge and honor the influential role played by dads in their lives.
Do you know how and when did this celebration begin?
Father’s is not a recent concept. It has been around since the Middle Ages. The Spanish brought this concept to Latin America where it was celebrated for the first time on March 19 or the Feast of St. Joseph who was considered to be the putative father of Jesus.
In the US, the tradition of Father’s Day is just a little over 100 years old. It was first celebrated at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd who was inspired by Anna Jarvis’ sermon on Mother’s Day in 1909 at the Church.
She and her five siblings were lovingly raised by her father single-handedly which is why she wanted to honor him. She suggested the idea to the pastor of her church and sermons honoring fathers were delivered all across the city on the third Sunday of June. Over the years, this day has become an official holiday in the US and designated as Father’s Day.
Some Fun Facts About Happy Father’s Day
• According to a study, women spend 50% more on gifts for Father’s Day than men.
• The most sought after Father’s Day gifts in the US are hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers.
• Rose is considered to be the official flower for this holiday. Red roses indicate living fathers and white roses signify deceased fathers.
Interesting Gift Ideas For Father’s
If you want to make Father’s Day special for your dad, here’s a quick list of amazing gift ideas from which you can take inspiration:
– Five Star Plush Robes
– Personalized Golf Balls
– BBQ Toolbox
– Beer Caddy With Bottle Opener
– Customized Duffel Bag
These are just a few suggestions which you can tweak according to your dad’s preferences. Go ahead and plan a rocking party for your dad to wish him Happy Father’s Day in style
Celebrating fathers worldwide has since become a staple in many cultures not just originating from early European and Catholic roots. No matter what day you celebrate Father’s Day, be sure to honor your dad when the day comes around! Anything from a small message all the way up to an extravagant gift can serve as a great reminder of just how much you care about your father.