Must Read: Father’s day isn’t what you really think it is. Check the historical background.

I am sure you are wondering what is there to Father’s Day that I don’t know already that this post will be mentioning or is there more to Father’s Day that I am not aware of ni abi Father’s Day too want to be doing multiplicities like Mother’s Day ni?
No, Dear reader, Father’s Day will not be doing multiplicities of holidays like Mother’s day. This post will be bringing to your cognizance the historical background of Father’s day and how it came about to be a day of reckoning worldwide.

Father’s Day is a day dedicated to honoring fathers, paternal connections, and the important role fathers play in society.
It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

It is the day when one realizes the significance of a father’s role in one’s life. Children buy or produce gifts, as well as write-ups and draw cards, to express their affection for their fathers or father-like people.
Father’s Day acknowledges and celebrates the contribution of fathers to their own families and society at large. On this day, children get a chance to appreciate their fathers and father figures -all the people who have played a vital role in their lives.

I’m sure at this point you are probably like “Okay?” “I know this already” “abi this writer is playing with my feelings”
Dear reader “No vex”. I am aware you know this already I’m just using style style to test your familiar waters so as to get you along with the rest of the plot.

Oya let me put you on an unfamiliar scale. Shebi that’s why you are in the first place right.? I am sure you nodded responsively to that and if you didn’t, I guess your head is stiff this Sunday Afternoon niyen o

Let’s get into it.
Did you know that Fathers day was birthed out from the perspective of Mother’s day? Don’t goan start thinking Women are the backbone and originator of everything like that o because of this fact o. Maybe they are, maybe they are not. Well, today’s is not the day for that duel.

So, Mother’s Day was founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had created women’s associations to encourage friendship and health. She held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 12, 1907 to honour her. However, Mother’s Day did not become a commercial holiday until 1908.

Within five years, almost every state had adopted the day, and in 1914, the U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson declared it national holiday.

I didn’t want to state this fact at first because I know the female gender will start feeling themselves again but then, I can’t possibly hoard this fact, lest the post wouldn’t be comprehensive enough.

Unlike Mother’s day that was geared and facilitated by a woman did you know that Father’s day wasn’t initiated or created by a man but by a woman?
Now you know! And if you are lady or woman reading this don’t let your head starts swelling o.
I know it’s 2-0. Let’s leave it at that.

In respect to this , Sonora Smart Dodd initiated what we know today as Father’s Day in the United States. Sonora’s father was Civil War soldier William Jackson Smart, an Arkansas single parent who raised six children selflessly. Sonora had heard of Anna Jarvis’s Mother’s Day, which she had made in memory of her mother.

As a result, she suggested to her pastor that something similar be done to honor fathers. The church had negated her suggestion so she circulated a petition around town and then got the support of the locals YMCA and the Spokane Ministerial Association.

On June 19, 1910, the Protestant churches of Spokane observed their first Father’s Day. There were fatherhood-themed sermons, and churches awarded bouquets to men who were the oldest men in the congregation, or the father with the most children, or with the youngest child.

The widely publicized events in Spokane struck a chord in Washington, D.C., and Sonora’s celebration paved the way for the proposal to become a national holiday.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson and his family personally observed the day.

Eight years later, President Calvin Coolidge signed a resolution in favor of Father’s Day “to establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations.”

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an executive order that the holiday be celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

Under President Richard Nixon, in 1972, Congress passed an act officially making Father’s Day a national holiday. (Six years later, Sonora died at age 96.)

So that’s how we came about Father’s day.
Before you close this page and swipe your browser from your recent openings, I have some mini facts for you regarding to Father’s Day.

Did you know that Father’s Day is not celebrated on every Third Sunday of June in all countries?
The reason is not far fetched, some countries would always do strong head.

Anyways in traditionally Catholic countries such as Spain and Portugal, Father’s Day is observed on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph.

Also the Taiwanese celebrate Father’s Day on August 8—the eighth day of the eighth month—because the Mandarin Chinese word for eight sounds like the word for “Papa.”

While In Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated on former King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday, December 5.

Alright, there you go. You can leave the page.
Oh! Sorry. I know you are angry but give me few secs to tell you that you should appreciate anyone that has played a fatherly role in your life. I am sure they love you♥️.

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