Father’s Day is celebrated not only to honor fathers, but also to father figures who help shape our minds and give our dreams wings.
Fathers are our first love and the last hero of our lives who teaches strength in silence. Because the value of a loving father cannot be purchased, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 3 in most countries.
Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 18, 2023, this year. This day is observed to honor all fathers worldwide. Father’s Day is observed to honor the father figures in one’s life and to show one’s respect and love for them.
The date of Father’s Day in India the World :
The day is observed on the third Sunday of June in approximately 70 nations, including India, and Father’s Day is observed on June 18. Father’s Day is celebrated on a variety of dates around the world for various reasons. Take a look at a few of them below:
Father’s Day is observed on March 19 in Portugal, Italy, and Spain as Saint Joseph’s Day in the Catholic Church.
Father’s Day is celebrated on August 8 in Taiwan because the word “daddy” is pronounced similarly to the date in their dialect.
On December 5, the birthday of the former King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Father’s Day is celebrated in Thailand.
Father’s Day is observed on February 23 in Russia.
History of Father’s Day :
Sonora Louise Smart Dodd’s birth year was 1882. William Jackson Smart, a veteran of the American Civil War, was her father’s father. She was 16 when her mother passed away. She and her five brothers were raised by her father. Sonora was struck one day by the fact that no one celebrates Father’s Day while she was listening to a sermon in church about Mother’s Day.
Sonora went ahead with the idea to honor fathers everywhere by marking June 5, her father’s birthday, as Father’s Day. The date piqued the interest of many Americans. The celebration quickly spread throughout the state of Washington and then quickly spread across the nation.
Since 1966, Father’s Day has been observed on the third Sunday in June. This change was initiated by President Lyndon Johnson. Father’s Day was officially established in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed a presidential proclamation naming the third Sunday in June Father’s Day. Since then, other nations have also begun to observe the holiday.
Significance and Celebration of Father’s Day :
On June 18, as we celebrate this wonderful occasion, a small act of love from your side can awe him beyond measure. The purpose of Father’s Day is to honor the Father, his love, and his sacrifice. It is to recognize the often-ignored role that a father plays in a child’s upbringing.
So, why are you still waiting? Don’t be afraid to express your gratitude to your dad.
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