The Little Known Truth About Father’s Day

Have you said your love to Dad? Although we are grateful for Dad every moment of our life, Father’s Day is a special occasion for every Dad and his family. Dedicated to this year Father’s Day, this post will acknowledge you of why the special day occurs every third Sunday in June.

Inspired by a Civil War veteran

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Father’s Day occurred at the turn of the 20th century from the dream of Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash. Her widowed father, William Smart, raised his six children alone on a farm, and Smart Dodd believed that such exemplary fatherhood deserved celebration, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

U.S. government has recognized Father’s Day for about 50 years

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Although the first celebration was held on June 19 in 1910, in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, as reported.

Yet actually Dads are being honored for thousands of years before that

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People have been writing special words on cards to their fathers for thousands of years.

The earliest known card dates back to roughly 4,000 years ago when a Babylonian youth made a card out of clay to wish his father good health and long life, according to The Daily Meal.

The date is not the same date for all countries

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Some people celebrate it on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, in nations including Spain, Portugal, and Italy, according to L.A. Times reports. It makes the special occasion just as diverse as our honor to Dads all over the world.

There is an official flower for Father’s Day

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It is not only Moms who receive floral presents on their special day. One can wear a red rose on his lapel if one’s father is living, or it is a white rose for those who are in memory of his loved father’s passing.

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