It's approaching the celebrations for Father's Day. Also if usually in Catholic countries it is celebrated during St. Joseph's day, in the US there's another celebration, usually held on 19th of June.
History of Father's Day Festival as seen today is not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work and struggle of Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Washington that just as we have set aside Mother's Day to honor mothers we have a day to acknowledge the important role played by the father. However, some scholars opine that Father's Day history is much older than we actually believe it to be. They say that the custom of honoring dad's on a special day is over 4,000 years old. There are a few more claims about the Father's Day origin...
The world owes thanks to Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd a loving daughter from Spokane, Washington as it is because of her struggle that Father's Day saw the light of the day. The idea of Father's Day celebration originated in Sonora's mind when she per chance listened to Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Fairly mature at the age 27, Sonora pondered if there is a day to honor mother then why not for father? Sonora felt strongly for fathers because of the affection she received from her own father Mr William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran.
Father's day, so, comes to establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations. President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day in 1966. Then in 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Sonora Smart Dodd was honored for her contribution at the World's Fair in Spokane in 1974.
This is a little bit of history about this joyful day we live with our fathers. Be joyful and have a grill in garden!
It is very interesting!
When I was little, I spent more time with my father than with mother.
i like your pictures and great article :)
They are the people that is most valuable for our life....Happy fathers day...