Fatherís Day is a day dedicated all fathers; he may be your dad, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend or any man that commits himself to the role of parenting. Some nations celebrate it on their own designated months and dates, but majority of nations have joined together to celebrate father's day on the 3rd Sunday of June.
The Beginning of Fatherís Day Celebration
Fatherís Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd in June 19, 1910 at the YMCA of Spokane, Washington. She was inspired by her pastorís sermon about Motherís day (founded by Anna Jarvis in 1908) a year earlier. She wanted to honor her civil war veteran father for raising six of them as a single parent. It was supposed to be held on June 5, 1910, but it was moved to June 19 due to time restriction.
The Importance of Celebrating Fatherís Day
When you were still a child, likely you have heard your dad start saying something with these phrases: ďwhen I was your ageĒ, ďmy father used to tell meĒ, ďbe home earlyĒ, ďtake a chaperone with youĒ, ďask your momĒ, or ďwait until I get homeĒ. Your dad's words may come insignificant then, but you would realize the value of his words once you have become a parent too whether youíre a son or a daughter.
Fatherís Day Provides the Opportunity to Thank Your Father
A daughter looks up to her dad as the most ideal man in the world that she adores; while a son looks up to his dad as an idol and the strong man he wants to imitate. Some decades back, most dads shy away from washing the baby and changing diapers. The modern culture has completely turned around with dadís equal share in child care and home chores making stronger family bond.
Fatherís Day gives you the opportunity to honor and thank your dad for his unconditional love and care. Remembering and acknowledging his immeasurable contributions to your family and community makes him feel worthy and special. Thatís a good moral booster for a father to know that his efforts are not taken for granted by his family and the people around him.
Fatherís Day Brings the Opportunity to Learn and Love
Children learn to ponder on the incomparable role their fathers play in real-life. A father is the source of childrenís emotional, physical and spiritual well being. They learn to appreciate the long hours of work, protection and selfless care their dad continually provides without complain. This makes them love their dad; what better time there is to express love for their dad than on Fatherís Day.
Since Fatherís Day was started by its founder, a vast majority of people in the world (regardless of race) make it a point to honor the fathers on their special day. Show them how great they are in doing their part in raising kids, taking care and providing for the family. Donít forget to visit or call if you cannot make it on Fatherís Day to express your love for the most important man in your life - your father!