Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Does anybody know how Father’s Day started and everything it went through just to have it made official. I myself think it’s good because of course if we have Mother’s Day then there should be Father’s Day. They too are very important in how we became what we are now. Let me give you an idea of how Father’s Day started.

Father's Day is a day honoring
fathers, celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the USA and on various other days in many places around the world. It complements Mother's Day, the celebration honoring mothers.

Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement
Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving, special dinners to fathers, and family-oriented activities.

Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd of
Washington thought independently of the holiday one Sunday in 1909 while listening to a Mother's Day sermon at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church at Spokane, and she arranged a tribute for her father on June 19, 1910. She was the first to solicit the idea of having an official Father's Day observance to honor all fathers.

Father's Day was met with laughter. The holiday was gathering attention slowly, but for the wrong reasons. It was the target of much satire, parody and derision, including jokes from the local newspaper. Many people saw it as just the first step in filling the calendar with mindless promotions like "
Grandparents' Day", "Professional Secretaries' Day", etc., all the way down to "National Clean Your Desk Day."

A bill was introduced in 1913, US President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea in 1924 and a national committee was formed in the 1930s by trade groups in order to legitimize the holiday. It was made a federal holiday when President Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation in 1966.

This is the day when we can show our Father how much we love them and appreciate them. We can do that by doing something special like taking them out for dinner or giving them precious gifts like jewelry. Let this be just a day for them.
Happy Father's Day Dad!
My Life is Beautiful.

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