Father’s Day is celebrated in many ways all around the globe. On the third Sunday of every June in Canada and the United States, sons and daughters across the country honor their fathers with cards, gifts, and a little encouragement to kick back. You might buy dad a tie without thinking twice, but have you ever stopped to wonder how this celebration got started?
The first recorded observance of Father’s Day in the U.S. was on July 5, 1908. At the suggestion of either Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton or Jessica Clinton Clayton, the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia, held a special service to honor 360 men — most of them fathers — who had died in a coal mine explosion seven months earlier. While Father’s Day was acknowledged for years, it didn’t become official until 1966 when President Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers and declared the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
This day expresses respect, honor, and love towards fathers and acknowledges the efforts and the role of fathers in our society.
It is a day that makes people remember the importance and significance of fathers in their life and is observed as a day to give special emphasis to the father figures around the world.
There is one relationship in this mortal life that effortlessly scores above all other known relationships on this Earth. That extraordinary relationship is none other than that of the father, which is truly priceless in terms of his countless love, dedication, and devotion toward her family.
Fathers Day is celebrated across more than 46 countries of the world. Its purpose is “to honor the best father who ever lived: yours.”
How do you celebrate your Dad? I invite you to share your stories, perhaps a special memory of your Dad, or tell us what Father’s Day means to you and your family.
Simply go to our Facebook page and share a comment on our post.
CLICK HERE to comment
Dads of all kinds can and should take a moment each day to give their bodies what they need to take better care of. We here at Healthier Living 4 You have many ideas to help dad live his healthiest life.
Dedication to your health & wealth,
John “Celebrating Fathers Day” Jacobs