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Saturday, 8 June 2019

The history of Father’s Day


Father's Day is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year on June 19, and it all began when a young woman wanted to honor her dad.

History of Father's Day Festival as seen today is not even a hundred years old.

Thanks to the hard work and struggle of Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Washington that just as we have set aside Mother's Day to honor mothers we have a day to acknowledge the important role played by the father.



However, some scholars opine that Father's Day history is much older than we actually believe it to be.

They say that the custom of honoring dad's on a special day is over 4,000 years old. There are a few more claims about the Father's Day origin about which we will learn in this page.

Father’s Day is celebrated by families all around the world. While your dad probably enjoys being showered with gifts and love on this special day, that wasn’t the case with the average dad back when the day was first created, over 100 years ago. In fact, the history of Father’s Day is quite long and controversial.

Father’s Day lands on Sunday, June 16, and though it may seem like the holiday is all about delicious BBQ and gifting a beautiful tool kit, there’s more to it. Of course, how we celebrate Dad has changed through the years, but the reason why remains the same.

Take a look back at the rich history behind the national event.



The other story of the first Father’s Day in America happened all the way on the other side of the country in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. Grace Golden Clayton suggested to the minister of the local Methodist church that they hold services to celebrate fathers after a deadly mine explosion killed 361 men.

There are many theories associated with the observance of Father’s Day;

The two theories which are quite known prevalent for the celebration of the first Father's Day celebration in the United States are as stated.

The first theory to regarding the celebration of Father's Day was established on June 19, 1908 in the State of Washington when an independent celebration of Father's Day, a few weeks later, took place on 5th July, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia.


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