Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a holiday in which we honor the fathers. On this day, we celebrate paternity and the crucial role of fathers in society. In the Netherlands it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Father’s day celebration was inspired by Mother’s day already in place.  from the previous Mother’s Day.

Origin

Father’s Day was conceived in 1909 by Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, of Washington State, to honor her father, William Jackson Smart. He was a U.S. Civil War veteran who became a widower after his wife died in childbirth at the birth of their sixth child. After growing up, his daughter wanted to showcase her father’s strength and perseverance. She was inspired for this by Anna Jarvis, who had conceived Mother’s Day a year earlier.

Celebration

In several countries, Father’s Day is not celebrated on the third Sunday of June. For example, Belgium celebrates it on the second Sunday of June. Other countries view it religiously. In Germany and Switzerland, Father’s Day is celebrated on Ascension. On this day, Jesus went to heaven, back to his Father. The feast day of Saint Joseph is often also taken as Father’s Day. Saint Joseph was the nursing  father of Jesus. Countries that take this day celebrate Father’s Day on March 19. On Father’s Day, the father often receives breakfast in bed from his children.

5 tips for a great Father’s Day.

  1. Give your father a beautiful special gift.
  2. Make a nice breakfast in bed. (or maybe a high tea or lunch)
  3. Treat your father to a beautiful bunch of flowers.
  4. Come up with a fun activity to make memories.
  5. Arrange dinner so that your mother has an evening off.

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