We all celebrate Father’s Day with full fervour, but have you ever wondered who is behind the commencement of Father’s Day? Like many other occasions, Father’s Day also have a rich history that you have to know and it is very interesting as well.
Mother’s Day Became the Inspiration for Father’s Day!
It so happened that after Mother’s Day came to be celebrated every year, Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane, Washington did her bit of struggle and Father’s Day saw the light of the day.
This idea to celebrate Father’s Day, originated in Sonora’s mind when she listened to Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Fairly mature at the age of 27, Sonora pondered if there is a day to honor mother then there should also be a day to honour Father. She felt strongly for fathers because of the affection she received from her own father Mr. William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran. All the bigger reason because; Sonora’s mother died while childbirth when she was just 16 and Mr. Smart raised the newborn and five other children with love and care, alone.
Taking inspiration from Ms. Anna Jarvis’s struggle to promote Mother’s Day, Ms Dodd began a rigorous campaign to celebrate Father’s Day in US. The Spokane Ministerial Association and the local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) supported Sonora’s cause pretty much. As a result, Spokane celebrated its first Father’s Day on June 19, 1910. Though there was an initial distress, the idea gained gradual popularity all over US and Father’s Day came to be celebrated in cities across the country. After this, in 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Also, Sonora Smart Dodd was honored for her contribution at the World’s Fair in Spokane in 1974.
What Do People Do on Father’s Day?
Father’s Day is celebrated to honour every Father and his selfless efforts towards his children and family. Fathers work hard to not only keep their children happy but also they work hard to make the ends meet for family.
It is an individual choice to celebrate Father’s Day in their own way. Some people visit their father, fatherly figures or father in law, some people take them out to a holiday or some people surprise them with love filled gifts. If you want to fill your father’s heart with love, send him adorable gifts that you can easily shop from IGP.com. Let your father look dapper in a stylish shirt paired with equally stylish Tie and pocket square along with one leather belt.
This Father’s Day, make sure you leave no stone unturned in making your father feel much loved and cared for.