Fathers Day Origin

With Fathers Day coming up on 16th June, people are starting to consider gifts to give on this special day.

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I wondered how did Fathers day come about? It’s always been a day to celebrate, but how did it all start? So i decided to research the origin.

In May 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, USA, sat in a church listening to the reverend talk about Mothers day. She decided she wanted to have a day for her father William Jackson Smart.  After her mother died giving birth to her, her father had taken on the responsibility of herself and his five other children on his own.

Father Day Origin

Sonora decided she would like to celebrate Fathers Day on her fathers birthday on June 5th,  and petitioned for it to be recognised.  The major in needing more time to arrange the festivities, pushed the date back by two weeks. So the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, hence Fathers day became a yearly celebration.

Nowadays we always give gifts to our dads on fathers day, to say thank you for just being our dad