Friday, May 26, 2006

Fathers Day is not a holiday!

In fact I thought so. I learnt it is a misconception.

Then what is a Fathers day?
It is a day to honor not only your father, but all gentlemen who possess fatherly qualities.

The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington.

Sonora Dodd of Washington, daughter of William Smart, a civil war veteran, first proposed this idea.

One day, in 1909, she was listening to a Mothers Day sermon. She immediately thought of her father who acted as her mother too, since she lost her at her childhood.

Her father William Smart, living in a rural farm in eastern Washigton had to raise all his six children.

His daughter Sonora Dodd, was deeply moved by her father’s selfless love care.

Want to give your best to your beloved father? Looking for the best of
gift baskets to present it to your father?
Fathers Day gifts offer the finest chocolates, nuts, wines, cheeses and fruits in pre-filled gift baskets.
They also offer you the chance to fill your own basket.

Tidbits about Fathers Day.

President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day.

Then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.

President Richard Nixon signed the law which finally made it permanent in 1972.

Do you know Fathers Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries?
Yes, I read it in wikipedia.

Countries that observe Father's Day on the third Sunday of June:
Argentina, Canada, Cuba, France, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, UK and USA and many more countries.

In Austria it is on second Sunday in June
Australia celebreates Fathers Day on first Sunday in September
Italy on March 19th
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