Father’s Day 2022 is celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June. This year, June 19 is Father’s Day. Father’s Day was celebrated unofficially for the first time in the year 1907. Whereas, it was officially started in the year 1910. However, there is a difference of opinion among the experts regarding the date of celebrating Father’s Day. Like ‘Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is celebrated to show respect and gratitude towards the father for discharging his duties. Come, know everything about it.
Father’s Day 2022 History
According to historians, the celebration of Father’s Day started in America. It is said that Sonora Smart Dodd, a resident of America, proposed to celebrate Father’s Day. However, the people did not accept Dodd’s proposal. At that time people even ridiculed Dodd by making ridiculous comments. Simply put, Dodd was made fun of. After some time people came to know of Dodd’s proposal and the importance of a father. From that time people started celebrating Father’s Day together on 19th June.
The story of celebrating Father’s Day is like this. When Sonora Smart Dodd was young, her mother passed away suddenly. Dodd was then looked after by his father, William Smart. One day when Dodd was present at the prayer meeting, the bishop of the church gave a sermon on the power of motherhood. Dodd was greatly influenced by this sermon. At that time, Dodd thought of celebrating Father’s Day on the lines of Mother’s Day. After this, on June 19, 1909, Dodd celebrated Father’s Day for the first time. At the same time, in the year 1924, then US President Calvin Colley approved Father’s Day. Four decades later, President Lyndon Johnson announced in 1966 that Father’s Day would be celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June.
Importance of fathers day
It is difficult to describe the love of a parent in words. Parents serve their children selflessly. A father is also a role model for his children. Children follow in their father’s footsteps and bring laurels to their parents. Father, son, and daughter work hard for a golden future. Father’s Day is celebrated every year to honor the love and sacrifice of the father. On this occasion, people pay respect to their father by giving gifts, spending time together, and helping him in his work.