Father’s Day is a celebration honouring Fathers, grandfathers, stepdads, godfathers and anyone who has a positive influence on a young persons life.
In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19th which is St. Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. The celebration was taken by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where March 19th is often still used for it, though many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June falling on 17th June this year
On Father’s Day, many people make a special effort to visit and often take or send cards and gifts.
Some of the most common Father’s Day gifts are ties, socks, underwear, sweaters, slippers and other items of clothing. Other people give tools for household maintenance or garden work, luxury food items or drinks.
Many Father’s Day gifts have slogans such as “The World’s Best Dad”, “For My Father” or just a simple “Dad” on them.
In the days and weeks before Father’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or gift for their father. Mothers and other family members may help children to make personalised gifts, such as drawings made by the children. Some families celebrate Father’s Day by planning a trip. This may be a simple walk in the countryside or a whole planned “experience”. Popular Father’s Day experiences include driving a fire engine, rally car, tank or even airplane or taking a golf, football or cricket lesson with a celebrity coach. Other families organise a special meal at home or in a pub or restaurant, usually a traditional roast dinner.
The idea of a special day to honour fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. There, a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations to plan a day to honour fathers. Father’s Day has been celebrated in June in the USA since 1910 but it is thought that here in the UK we did not start to celebrate our Fathers until shortly after the Second World War.
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