is one of the most awaited holidays in the world. It represents the day when we tell our dad how much he means to us and how lucky we are, to have him in our life. Though you don’t need a special occasion to convey all this to him, telling it on Fathers Day
can make your daddy feel all the more special. While all of us know that Father’s Day is a day dedicated to dads across the world, not many people are aware of the fact that it originated in the United States of America
, that too owing to the efforts of Sonora Smart Dodd. Apart from this, there are many other interesting facts related to Father’s Day, almost all of which have been listed in the lines below. Go through them and increase your knowledge about the special day!
Fathers Day Facts & Trivia
- In most of the countries around the world, like USA, UK, India, Canada, China, France, Greece, Japan and even Hong Kong, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.
- The person credited for inventing the concept of Father’s Day is Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, an American whose father had raised his six children single-handedly.
- The first American president to support the concept of Father’s day was President Calvin Coolidge, who did so in 1924.
- It was in the year 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that resulted in the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
- The declaration of 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day was signed as a law, and made permanent, by President Richard Nixon, in the year 1972.
- Father’s Day originated in America. The first Father’s Day celebration (unofficial) was held in Spokane, Washington, on 19th June 1910.
- One of the most common gifts associated with Father’s Day comprises of a necktie, followed by flowers.
- Rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while white one represents deceased father.
- It has been claimed by Hallmark, the renowned greeting card maker, that Father’s Day makes up the fifth-largest card-sending holiday in the world.
- Greeting cards make up the number one gift item on the occasion of Father’s Day.
- It has been estimated that more than one-third of the cards sold on Father’s Day are funny in nature.
- A study came up with the fact that female shoppers spend approximately 50 percent more than men, while buying gifts for their dad.
- It is believed that the word “Dad” dates back to as early as the sixteenth century.
- In Australia, the first Sunday of September is observed as Father’s Day, while Finnish people celebrate the festival on the second Sunday of November. In Thailand, 5th December is observed as Father’s Day every year.