Father’s Day 2021: The whole world celebrates Father’s Day every year on June 21. Just as the whole world celebrates Mother’s Day in honor of the mother, Father’s Day is celebrated in honor of the father. It is celebrated on different dates and days in many countries of the world. Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries, including India.
History of Father’s Day
Father’s Day was first started in the United States. The inspiration for this special day came from Mother’s Day in 1909. Sonora Dodd started this day in memory of her father in Spokane, Washington. Then, in 1916, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved a proposal to celebrate the day. President Calvin Coolidge declared it a national event in 1924. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson first decided to celebrate this special day on the third Sunday of June in 1966.
Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates in the world – including gifting, special meals for the father, and family activities. Contrary to popular belief, father’s day was first celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Fairmont, West Virginia. Several months ago, on December 6, 1907, Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton organized this special day in honor of 210 fathers killed in a mine accident in Monongah, West Virginia. The first Father’s Day Church still exists in Fairmont, called the Central United Methodist Church.
The Story Behind Father’s Day
The year 1910 was celebrated on June 19 after the efforts of Washington’s Sonora Smart Dodd. In 1909, the Church of Spokane was preaching on Mother’s Day, after which Dodd felt that Father’s Day should be celebrated just like the mother. The old tannery took the idea from Spokane YMCA with the help of Dr. Conrad Brahm, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Where The Spokane YMCA and the Alliance Ministry agreed to the idea and Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time in 1910.
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