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FATHER’S DAY

June 18, 2017

Father’s day is celebrated in most parts of the world on June 19 or on the third Sunday of June. It is a celebration honoring fathers and fatherhood. Not only the fathers, also grandfathers and great-grandfathers.

It was first celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd, daughter of American Civil War Veteran William Jackson Smart who is responsible for making Father’s day to be celebrated like Mother’s day as her father raised Dodd and her five siblings as a single parent. To honor her father and other fathers, Dodd with the help of YMCA and the clergymen of Spokane began a campaign and made Father’s Day officially recognized.

Some others claim it is Grace Golden Claytom from Fairmont, West Virginia, has made Father’s Day to be recognized officially. The idea came after a mine explosion in a nearby town which killed hundreds of men. Claytom wanted all the children who lost their Father to remember the day.

Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize Fathers and the contributions they made for their children’s wellbeing.

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to appreciate the love and effort of each and every FATHER.

 

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