What Is Father's Day?
Father's Day is a special day to celebrate fatherhood and father figures. It is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in many countries around the world. Father's Day is a relatively new holiday, with most countries only adopting it within the last century or so. However, its roots date back much further.
How Did Father's Day Begin?
The history of Father's Day can be traced back to the early 20th century. In 1908, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, came up with the idea of celebrating Father's Day after hearing a Mother's Day sermon. Dodd wanted to honor her own father, who had raised her and her siblings after her mother died.
After listening to a sermon about Mother's Day, Dodd was inspired to create a holiday to recognize her father. She held the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon officially declared Father's Day a national holiday in the US.
Why Is Father's Day Celebrated?
Today, Father's Day is celebrated around the world on different days throughout the year depending on local customs and traditions. For many people though, it remains linked to our modern concept of fatherhood and is celebrated in acknowledgement of the special bond between father and child.
When Is Father's Day?
In the United States, Father's Day 2023 will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18th.
What Is the Father's Day Countdown?
A Father's Day countdown is a way to build anticipation and excitement for the holiday. It can be done in a number of ways, but often involves counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until Father's Day with special activities or treats. This can be a fun way to involve kids in the celebration and make it extra special for dads.
How Many Days Until Father's Day?
There are days until Father's Day.