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Happy Father’s Day 2022: Date, History, Significance & How to Celebrate?

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The relation between a child and father is said to be the most beautiful relationships in the world. Father is the person who has been fulfilling our demands since our childhood days. He struggle a lot and works really hard to provide a happy and comfortable life for his children and the entire family.

Fathers are the symbol of courage and strength and embody compassion. We rely on them for all our needs, support, validation and advices and they indeed are our best friend. In our childhood, many times they scolded or slapped us for wrong doings and that time we started assuming that our father doesn’t love us as we were not mature enough to understand the love and care behind that at that times.

But growing up we realise that this how much this person sacrifices for us, so that we can live a good life and we don’t have to struggle the way they did. Whatever the situation, he is always by his children’s side.

A father is someone who seems hard from outside but is not so from within, in one word he is an exceptional person of our lives and hence fathers deserve to be celebrated and Father’s Day provide a best opportunity to do so.

Happy Father’s Day 2022: Date

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Father’s Day Sweet Image/ family search.org

This day is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate the role of fathers who play a very important role in our families and society at large. Children look forward to this day and make their dads feel special with their gestures.

This day is held on various date across the world, and different regions maintain their own traditions of honouring fatherhood. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages.

While in Countries like United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India and others, it is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month of June and hence, in these countries, Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 19th this year.

Also, the day is recognised as a public holiday in Lithuania and some parts of Spain and was regarded as such in Italy until 1977. It is a national holiday in Estonia, Samoa and equivalently in South Korea, where it is celebrated as Parents’ Day. In Australia, Father’s Day is held on the first Sunday of September, in Norway, Sweden and Finland on the second Sunday in November.

 Happy Father’s Day: History & Significance

There are many stories regarding the inception of Father’s Day. Some attribute the first Father’s Day observance to the 1907 Monongah, West Virginia mining disaster that killed 361 men out of which 250 are father. This incident left more than a thousand children without a dad.

Grace Golden Clayton, whose father was killed in the tragedy, suggested a service of commemoration to the pastor of her local Methodist chapel. But it never really caught on as an annual observance.

Two year later, in May 1909, a woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, decided to celebrate a day to honour her father, who raised her along with her five siblings after their mother passed away during childbirth.

Father's Day

Father’s Day

The Idea of celebrating a Father’s Day came Dodd’s mind when she was listening to a sermon in Church about Mother’s Day. Religious groups and local authorities also agreed to that idea and it even got a nod of approval from the then U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. Hence the first Father’s Day was celebrated in June 19, 1910 in Spokane.

Although observation of the holiday faded in the 1920s, over time, the idea of Father’s Day became popular and embraced across the nation. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. In 1972, President Nixon established a permanent national observation of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June each year.

Happy Father’s Day 2022 Celebration

There are lot of ways to celebrate the bond you have with your father and Father’s Day provides you a perfect opportunity to do so. You can plan a surprise trip for your family, gift a watch and clothes to your father and it you are at home, you can also cook his favourite dish.

Gift for Dad

Gift for Dad

Keeping these things aside, the best you could ever give to your father is your time, love and respect. Never take his love and sacrifice for granted, just respect all the hard work he has done to provide you a comfortable life over the years. So this Father’s Day give the most precious gift to you dad- your time, and enjoy each and every moment with him along with your family.

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