Origins of Father’s Day
Hindustan Times
Jun 21, 2020

On the special occasion of Father’s Day, watch our video to learn about its history and creative ideas to make your father’s day special!

Today 21st June is celebrated as Father’s Day. It is celebrated all over the world to celebrate our father's contribution to your life. It is always celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The original Father's Day was founded by Sonora Dodd in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. Sonora and her five siblings were raised by their single-parent by their father. Once she was listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day. She thought that there was Mother's Day so there should be a day to respect the fathers. This inspired her to celebrate Father’s Day on her father’s birthday on 5th June. But the Spokane Church decided to celebrate it on the 3rd Sunday of June so that they had enough time between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to plan sermons and activities in the church. Since 1910 it has been celebrated but it was not very famous. In 1972 US President Richard Nixon signed it into law that the 3rd Sunday would be celebrated as Father’s Day. After that, it became very popular and people across the world started celebrating it. 

Just because we are in lockdown amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, does not mean we can not do something special for our fathers. We can still do something to make the day special for our fathers. 

Here are a few ideas:

  1. Be creative! Make his favourite tea or coffee. Wake up your father and serve the tea/coffee with some cookies. 

  2. Make his favourite breakfast in bed and let him enjoy it. 

  3.  Cook lunch/dinner for your father and surprise him. 

  4. If you are good in art, make him a hand made greeting card, or draw a painting, if you are good at writing, write a poem, or even a simple letter about how much you love him will make him feel very special. 

  5. Get the whole family together and play Board games with the family are fun. There are many different games to choose from  Carom, UNO, Ludo or any other game that your father enjoys.

  6. Watch your father’s favourite films with him and don’t forget the popcorn!

  7. Help in some work that your father does. 

  8. Try to do anything that would make your father happy. 

There is a lot of stress because of COVID-19. A small gesture from your side can make a big difference and make your father happy.