Father's Day is that one special date in the calendar when you can forego all your inhibitions and cunctations and go and hug your dad and tell him how prized and peerless he is. Yes, Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to make that special person feel extra-special by showering him with all the attention, by mollycoddling him with gifts and treats and by staying by his side and letting him know how cherished his presence is in your life. Father's Day is celebrated with great fanfare all across the globe on the third Sunday of June. This day bears a great importance in our lives, not just because of the legend that follows it, but because it is a day that is exclusively devoted to dads to mark their invaluable importance in our lives. Below listed are some fun trivia on Father's Day that would really interest you. Come, take a look.
Interesting Facts On Father's Day
Father's Day is a day dedicated to the father's all over the world. Here are some interesting facts on Father's Day.
Father's Day Trivia
- Father's Day is celebrated worldwide on third Sunday of June. It is celebrated in USA, UK, Canada, India, China, France, Greece, Japan and even in Hong Kong.
- The person behind the concept of Father's Day is Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, an American whose father raised his six children single handedly after the death of her mother.
- Father's Day originated in America. The first Father's Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington on 19 June, 1910.
- In 1924, Calvin Coolidge, became the first American president to support the concept of Father's Day.
- In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that declared third Sunday of June will be celebrated as Father's Day.
- Third Sunday of June as Father's Day was signed as law, and made permanent, by President Richard Nixon, in the year 1972.
- Most common gift associated with Father's Day comprises of necktie followed by flowers.
- Rose is the official flower for Father's Day. If you wear a red rose, it signifies living father while white rose signifies deceased father.
- Hallmark, the renowned greeting card maker has claimed that Father's Day makes up fifth largest card-sending holiday in the world.
- Greeting cards make up the number one gift item on the occasion of Father's Day.
- Records state that more than one-third of the cards sold on Father's Day are funny in nature.
- A research was conducted with a conclusion that female shoppers spend approximately 50 percent more than men while buying gifts for their dad.
- In Australia, the first Sunday of September is celebrated as Father's Day, while Finnish people celebrate it on the second Sunday of November.
- In Thailand, 5 December is observed as Father's Day every year.