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Father’s Day Celebration !

14 June on Gifts   Tags: , , , , , ,

Father :

Father is like the backbone of a family. Father's Day is celebrated to honor fathers and fatherhood around the globe. It is observed on the third Sunday in June. It is a celebration that not only acknowledges a father's contribution to his family but also gives an opportunity for children to show their love and gratitude towards their father. We all know that fathers are equally important as mothers in a child's life. When we all celebrate mother's day, it is reasonable to celebrate dad's day too. Back in the olden days, fathers were the providers and mothers nurtured and took care of children whole day, but in today's society, where both parents work and fathers are not only providers but also caregivers of their children. They don't shy away from changing their diapers or cooking and feeding them. As George Herbert said" One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters". When you celebrate dad, you can also include father figures like stepdads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives in the family.

Origination & Celebration of the day:

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Father's Day was first celebrated by Sonora Smart Dodd. She honored her father, William Jackson Smart, who lovingly raised his six children when his wife passed away. After hearing a sermon on mother's day, she thought of doing the same for her father too. It was first observed on March 19th,1990 in Spokane, Washington. Many people tried for years to make it a national holiday. But in 1966, President Lindon B Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation, designating third Sunday in June to honor all fathers. But after six years President Richard Nixon, in 1972 signed it into law making it a permanent national holiday. Millions of children celebrate this day across the world. Surprisingly it is celebrated on different days globally. Countries like UK, India, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Netherlands, France, Japan celebrate it on the third Sunday of June.Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden celebrate it on first Sunday in September. Denmark, Finland, and Norway celebrate it on second Sunday in November.

In Germany, it is celebrated on Ascension Day, which is a federal holiday. They call it men's day and celebrate it differently than the rest. It is the one day of the year when fathers are allowed to liberate themselves from their paternal duties. They spend the whole day with groups of men, drinking beer. In Italy, it is celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day, March 19th, which is not a public holiday. In India, they started celebrating the day for less than a decade but in a simpler way compared to US and UK. In Australia, Africa, and India, they are celebrated privately in their households. In Thailand, they celebrate it on Dec 5th, which is the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. For few decades initially Americans resisted this holiday viewing it as nothing but commercial marketing by merchants.

Gifts for Dad:

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Retailers in recent years have adapted to the holiday by promoting masculine gifts, greeting cards, electronics etc. There are a lot of choices to pick from when you are shopping for gifts for dad. If you live far away, you can call to wish him or send him a card to express your love and gratitude. If you live close by take your time, you can indulge him in breakfast in bed or make him delicious meals to express your love. You don't have to be extravagant in expressing your gratitude, you can just spend the day by going fishing with your dad and even cook him dinner with your catch. If your dad is into travel and visited New Mexico, you can get him something like New Mexico Gifts that he will appreciate. Idakoos Store have a variety of hoodies and T-shirts, coffee mugs etc., that can be personalized with good quotes, his name, his favorite sports team logo or even his last name.

Gift cards from places where he shops most for his hobbies or entertainment or from his favorite dine in restaurants are always good. If he is a baseball fan, a baseball Dad T-shirt would be great. They come in different sizes. If you can afford and want to really treat your dad, you can always give him vacation packages to his favorite destinations, a comfortable piece of furniture or electronic gadgets, or a membership in an athletic club etc. You can also get him a couple of tickets to his favorite sports game. The whole idea behind this celebration is to establish values and principles in children to pay respect to dad and understand the importance of a family.

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