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Fathers DayThe History of Father's Day
Once a year we honor our fathers in a special way by celebrating Father's Day. This is the time of year when you have the opportunity to show your Dad how much he means to you. Many people treat their father to a nice dinner and others go all out on the best gift they can think of to buy but have you ever wondered when and how Father's Day got started?
Father's Day was introduced in the early part of the twentieth century to honor fathers in the same way that mothers were honored on Mother's Day. History dictates that this tradition began in Spokane, Washington when a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd was listening to a sermon about Mother's Day and decided it would be a great idea to do the same for fathers.
Mrs. Dodd was raised by her father after her mother died and looking back on all the things he did for the family made her realize just how special he was. She realized that her father was a very loving and generous man that deserved to be honored and praised for all the sacrifices he made for his family. Since her father was born in the month of June Mrs. Dodd decided to celebrate Father's Day on June 19th and so the first Father's Day ever held was in June of 1910.
By the year 1926 a committee was formed in New York City to honor Father's Day and by 1956 it was recognized by a "Joint Resolution of Congress" as a day of celebration. President Nixon made Fathers Day a permanent national holiday in the year 1972. This is when it was decided that it would always be celebrated on the third Sunday of every June.
On Father's Day it is traditional for the children to give gifts to their father and take them out for a nice meal. This year, honor your father on this special day and show him how much you care and how thankful you are for all the sacrifices he makes for you each and every day.