This celebration was born in the United States of the gratitude of a daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd, for his father, a veteran of the Civil War called Henry Jackson Smart. Henry’s wife died giving birth to their sixth child and he nursed and educated their children without help and with all the love in the world on a farm in Washington State.
A Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of celebrating Father’s Day while listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day in 1909. At first proposed on June 5, the date of the birthday of Mr. Smart, but the choice of the date was not successful .
The idea of instituting a ‘Father’s Day’, however, yes that was gaining acceptance. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day, and in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day in America.
The celebration quickly spread to Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa as a way to honor parents and recognize their role in the upbringing and education of their children.
Father’s Day families gather around the parents, grandparents or stepparents to make a special meal and give a gift. Crafts designed for children are seldom absent father, nor any detail to remember that day. In many Spanish homes, Father’s Day is the only day of the year when children prepare breakfast for dad (who pretends to be asleep until everything is ready) and take him to bed.
The important thing is how you want your fathers Day Celebration to be.
Whatever the date, the point is that there is a special day to remind parents how much we love them, thank them for their love and dedication that celebrate family and the happiness of being a family.