Believe it! Yes, Mother’s Day was the inspiration for Father’s Day. There are two stories that speak to the initial celebration of Father’s Day. I am going to focus on a women by the name of Sonora Dodd who came up with the idea of honoring and celebrating her father while listening to a Mother’s Day serum at church in 1909 in the state of Washington. In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson through an executive order designated the 3rd Sunday in June as the day to celebrated Fathers. However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that honoring Fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.
It doesn’t matter when you celebrate Father’s; whatever the day might be, make sure you let your father know how much you appreciate the things that he does and continues to do you. Write him a personalized card expressing some of the things you love and admire about him, things that you find yourself doing that he does. This will warm his heart tremendously; just knowing that he’s making an impact on your growth and development and overall life in many cases
Soon after Father’s Day was celebrated in the United States many other countries decided to follow suit. Many replicated the United States while others decide to celebrated Fathers on a different day and some in a different month.
▪ New Moon of September– Nepal
▪ First Sunday in October– Luxembourg
▪ Second Sunday in November– Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden
▪ December 5– Thailand
▪ March 14– Iran
▪ March 19– Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Lichtenstein, Portugal, Spain
▪ May 8– South Korea
▪ First Sunday in June– Lithuania
▪ Second Sunday in June– Austria, Ecuador, Belgium
▪ Third Sunday in June– Antigua, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
▪ June 17– El Salvador, Guatemala
▪ June 23– Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda
▪ Second Sunday in July– Uruguay
▪ Last Sunday in July– Dominican Republic
▪ Second Sunday in August– Brazil
▪ August 8– Taiwan, China
▪ August 24– Argentina
▪ First Sunday in September– Australia, New Zealand
Father you are SPECIAL, you are LOVED more than you’ll ever know, you are held in high regard. Your very PRESENCE warms my heart. I know you don’t think I consider you to be an ICON, but you are, you are larger than life to me!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL FATHERS…