Father’s Day- Facts you probably don’t know about

written by Yoga David 11th June 2014

Father’s Day is one of the most anticipated holidays in the world. The day is reserved for all of us to tell our Fathers how much they mean to us and how lucky we are, to have them in our lives.

Though it may not be necessary to have a special occurrence to convey all this to your father, saying it on Father’s Day can make him feel all the more special.

There are many interesting facts associated with Father’s Day; we have a few that may increase your knowledge about this special day!

Most countries around the world, like USA, UK, India, Canada, China, France, Greece, Japan and even Hong Kong, celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June.

The person credited for inventing the concept of Father’s Day is Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, an American whose father had raised his six children single-handedly.

Sonora Smart Dodd

Sonora Smart Dodd

  1. An American President first supported the Father’s day in 1924 and that was President Calvin Coolidge.
  2. President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation in 1966 that led to the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
  3. 1972 is the year the declaration of 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day was signed as a law, and made permanent, by President Richard Nixon.
  4. Father’s Day originated in America. The first Father’s Day celebration (unofficial) was held in Spokane, Washington, on 19th June 1910.
  5. The most common gifts associated with Father’s Day comprises of a necktie, followed by flowers.Rose flower is the official flower for Father’s Day. By wearing a red rose it signifies a living father, while a white rose represents deceased father.
  6. The number one gift for Father’s Day occasion is usually Greeting cards. It is estimated that more than one-third of the cards sold on Father’s Day are usually funny in nature.
  7. Study shows that female shoppers spend about 50% more than men, while buying gifts for their Fathers.
  8. In Australia, Father’s Day is observed on the first Sunday of September, while Finnish people celebrate it on the second Sunday of November. In Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated on 5th December every year.

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