Interesting Facts About Father’s Day: What Do You Like About This Holiday?

Father’s Day is one of the most awaited and amazing holidays in the world. This is the time when we tell our dads how much they mean to us and how lucky we’re to have them in our life. You do not have to set a special event to convey all this to your dad, just telling him on Father’s Day can make your father feel all more special.
Though all of us know that Father’s Day is a day dedicated to fathers all over the world, few people are aware of the fact that it originated in the US; owing to the efforts of Sonora Dodd.
In 1910, Father’s Day officially started in Spokane, Washington, where Sonora proposed it as a way of appreciating and honoring the man who raised her when her mother passes away in childbirth.
The movement grew for many years but did not attain national-event status until 1924 under President Calvin Coolidge. The holiday became popular during World War II. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson announced the third Sunday of June to be Father’s Day. Six years later, President Richard Nixon declared it a federal holiday.
The idea of Father’s Day struck Sonora’s mind while she was at a church service. She was thinking of how grateful she was for her dad having raised her. Dodd wanted to come up with a holiday that would Mirror Mother’s Day, but be celebrated in June (her father’s birthday month).
With guys like Chris Pratt and Stephen Curry making the rounds recently for not only their talents but also the full devotion they’ve to their families, now, more than ever is a perfect time to celebrate what it means to be a dad.
According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, a very involved father has a positive impact on a kid’s life, and studies show that more father-child contact within the first ten years leads to children with less behavioral issues and high marks on achievement tests.
Being a mom is tough. There is no question about it. But make no mistake, being a dad is not an easy breezy walk in the park, either. According to Ask Men, being a good father involves being an open-minded disciplinarian who always leads by example, allows his children to make mistakes, protects them, spends time with them, challenges them, and shows them, total love.
Several studies have been carried out surrounding mothers and their experiences from pregnancy to raising their kids. It makes sense, after all, moms have to handle the entire growing-a-tiny-human-inside-of-themselves thing for 9 months. However, every now and then, research will come out to provide us with a better understanding of fatherhood and its significance.
Today, Father’s Day has a passionate following, with nearly three-quarters of Americans informing the National Retail Federation they want to celebrate on Sunday. Below are more interesting facts about Father’s Day:
1. The amount of cash spent on Mother’s Day is still more than what Americans spend on Father’s Day.
2. In Thailand, people celebrate Father’s Day in December, on the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Everybody wears yellow on that day. The celebration includes fireworks and acts of honor and charity. The most distinct ones being the liberation of captive animals and the donation of blood.
3. Google has always loved Father’s Day. They have showcased Father’s Day-themed doodles on their main page since 2000.
4. Dads only want to spend time with their loved ones. A 2010 poll revealed that 80% of Canadian fathers just wanted “quality time with their families” for Father’s Day. A similar American survey also showed the gifts dads wanted absolutely no part in ties, “World’s Best Dad” tees, dress shirts, mugs, and homemade crafts.
5. Nowadays, fathers stay at home more than ever. The number of Canadian stay-at-home dads has tripled in the past 25 years. Today, 12% of the country’s two-parent families see Fathers changing the diapers and Moms at work.
6. Canadian women are more likely to purchase a gift for Father’s Day than their male counterparts, but men are more likely to buy something classy. The fellows in the Atlantic Provinces are the most generous of all; they spend an average of $106.
7. In 2008, students in some parts of Scotland weren’t allowed to make Father’s Day cards at school for fear of disturbing those with single moms.

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