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Father's Day

Father's Day Facts

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Get all the information you need about Father's Day including the date of Father's Day, why we celebrate Father's Day and the history of Father's Day, how to observe Father's Day and ideas for gifts for Dad are below.

Father's Day Date:

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Rule to Determine the Date of Father's Day:
Father's Day is the third Sunday in June

Reason We Celebrate Father's Day:
A day to honor Fathers.

History of Father's Day:

  • Credited with the idea of Father's Day is Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane Washington, who decided that Fathers should also be honor after hearing a Mother's Day sermon.
  • First time Father's Day was celebrated was in June 19, 1910
  • Father's Day was supported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
  • In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day with a presidential proclamation.

Observance of Father's Day:

  • The official flower of Father's Day is the Rose
  • Wear a red rose if your father is living
    Wear a white rose if your father is deceased.
  • Family and friends get together for a Picnic on Father's Day or have a special meal together.
  • It is customary to give a present to your father and a card.
  • It is also acceptable to acknowledge an older male role model with a small present and/or greeting card.

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