Happy Father’s Day 2016 Images: Gear up your planning’s – “Father’s Day” is round the corner. Being celebrated on third Sunday in every June, this year the fiesta is on Sunday, i.e. 19 June. So time to plan, buy gifts and play ideas to make this day rememberable for our fathers and other parental figures.
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The day was sowed in the history of U.S. in around 1966 and since then has been celebrated on the third Sunday in June , though the credit for bringing it into the mainstream goes to Sonora Dodd, from Spokane in Washington.
Recognition of “Father’s Day” was not a result of the sudden upsurge. Instead, it came into being from progressive developments that took place slowly around the world.
The very first observation related to the event was observed around a century ago. In 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia, sermons were presented in the local church to honor the 361 men killed in the Monongah Mining disaster.
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Ambushed by Anna Jarvis’ recent struggle to establish Mother’s Day, Grace Golden Clayton was pumped and she campaigned for her father and other men who fell in the mining accident to be commemorated in service.
But as the Independence Day celebrations on 4th July were round the corner, Clayton’s Father’s Day did not catch any significant heat.
Later in around 1910, Sonora Dodd ran the campaign after hearing to Mother’s Day preaching. Dodd was raised by their father as a single parent and so she ran the campaign to complement the Mother’s Day.
She was able to fetch support from the local church, and her campaign for the “Father’s Day” recognition succeeded. Later in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed it into the law in U.S.
Though the day is not officially recognized as a public holiday in the UK, yet it is widely practiced. Cards and gift-giving, small parties and gatherings among families and children are observed in the UK too on third Sunday of June to commemorate their father’s love and sacrifice.
In some other countries, for example in South Korea, both the fathers and mothers are honored on the same. They celebrate Parent’s Day on 8th May every year.