Father’s day 2019 is a very important festival as it helps us acknowledge the contribution of our fathers and father-like figures in our lives. Besides, father’s day celebrations give children a special chance to show their respect and love for their fathers. This festival also serves as a medium which strengthens the father-child relationship. It also helps in the emotional development of children.
Significance of Father’s Day 2019
Father’s Day give us an opportunity to express our thanks to our fathers for their love and support throughout our life. Fathers feel proud on this day as their kids acknowledge their love for them. It strengthens the bond between father and child.
Some children take their father’s unconditional love for them for granted. Father’s day celebrations make them realize how important a role their father plays in their life. It really helps them to create an emotional attachment with their father.
It’s impossible to describe the significance of the father’s day in words. It is a day when every child acknowledges the importance of their fathers in their life. It is a day when every father feels proud of himself for being the best father in the world.
History of Father’s Day
Ms. Sonora Dodd gave the idea of celebrating Father’s day festival for the first time. She was a daughter of Henry Jackson Smart from Spokane. History of Father’s Day festival goes way back to 1900s. It was when Ms. Sonora attended a Mother’s day festival in 1909 and thought that why shouldn’t there be a festival to honor Fathers just like Mothers day festival for mothers.
She came up with this thought since she had always admired the contribution of her father in her family. Her mother died during childbirth and then her father raised her and five other siblings all by himself. Sonora worked hard day and night for years to convert her thought into reality.
Her hard work finally started to pay off in 1913 when a bill was passed to recognize Father’s day as a national festival. Father’s day became even more popular during WWII when most men were leaving their children behind to fight in world war.
Two attempts of formally recognizing the father’s day celebrations were rejected by Congress. But, finally, in 1966, former president Lyndon B. Johnson issued a presidential proclamation designating the third Sunday of June as father’s day every year. In 1972, President Nixon made it a national holiday by signing it into law.
Traditions of Father’s Day
Father’s day festival has a few traditions attached to it. On this day, all members of the family come together so that children can honor their father for his love and affection that he has been providing them with since their first breath. Everyone honors their father in their own unique way.
One of the most common and traditional ways of celebrating father’s day is by giving fathers some masculine gifts. Father’s is relatively a modern festival and every family has its own traditions of celebrating it. There are no fixed traditions with Father’s day which people follows like other religious festivals.
In honor of fathers, US Open Golf Tournament also ends on the day of Father’s day festival. It’s a proud feeling for every father in the world knowing that people acknowledge their contribution to this society for being such great fathers.
In many families, there is a tradition of giving gifts to their fathers on this day. Many children sent greeting cards to their fathers with loving lines in appreciation of their love for them. Days and weeks before the father’s day, some schools also start preparing their students to make a handmade card or gift for their parents to gift him on father’s day festival. Some traditional father’s day gifts include clothing, electronic gadgets, sports items, outdoor cooking supplies, etc.
When is Father’s Day 2019?
Father’s Day festival celebrations occur on the third Sunday of June in the United States every year. The exact date of Father’s day in 2019 is 16 June. Last year, it was on 17 June 2018 while next year, it will be on 21 June 2020.
There is a reason behind celebrating father’s day on a Sunday. We all know that Sunday is a public holiday and most people are with their family on this day. So celebrating father’s day on a Sunday gives every child a full day to express his/her love towards his/her father. Moreover, if someone lives far from family, he can also come and enjoy with his family during the weekend. Just for the information, Mother’s day is on 12 May 2019 this year in the United States.
The date of the father’s day celebration keeps roaming between 15 June and 21 June every year. This year, it is on 16 June which is also between 15 June and 21 June and it is always like that. If you want to celebrate father’s day with your family, make sure to get home by 15 June evening.
What do people do?
Father’s day festival is an occasion to celebrate the contributions of fathers in their child’s life. It’s a day when people express how much they love their father. There is nothing in the world that is as valuable as a father’s love and affection for his child. Still, children send many gifts to them as a sign of respect and acknowledgment of their love and support throughout their life.
Father’s day is a much modern festival in comparison to other festivals. People celebrate it in their own ways. There are not much-known traditions related to this festival except sending gifts and greeting cards to your fathers. People tell their fathers and father-like figures what they mean to them and how much they love them. Many kids send handmade gifts and greeting cards to their fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and uncles.
Some people take their fathers out on a treat too in a restaurant. So restaurants can be a bit busier than usual on father’s day. Since it is not a federal holiday, people go to their jobs and businesses just like any other Sunday of the year. Government organizations also run as usually like other Sundays.