Father's Day
Father's Day

International Father’s Day – 3rd Sunday of June

Have you ever given a count to everything your superhero did for you? I know the answers would be fairly no because we can’t do so! Fathers do a lot for their children. So, let’s celebrate them. Father’s day is one of the occasions for honouring fatherhood and the position they play in this world. This day is dedicated to all the fathers in this world, making them feel delighted of who they are and thanking them for everything they did for their families.

Anyone can father a child, but being a dad takes a lifetime.

Fathers play a very meaningful role in the existence of a child. It is a father who makes a child, develops his or her personality, leads the way for us to become what we seek, lifts us in our accomplishment and being a strong shoulder in all our ups and downs. Counting everything he did for us wouldn’t be justice to the fatherhood. So, let’s have a glance at the life aspects that would be insufficient without insufficient.

  • Fathers and the discipline: A father knows what to teach his child. He executes the rules comprehensively to make his child differ between all the rights and the wrongs he or she will be overlooking in their beings.
  • Fathers and the emotional evolution: Studies demonstrate that an affectionate and supportive father affects a child’s development and strength. They often become a protection for their children. Physically and emotionally, they further formulates self-confidence in their children.
  • Fathers and the Sons: A son always seeks his father’s character from a very young age to discover the rules for resisting in the community. This teaches a son to treat others with admiration, respecting and caring others etc.
  • Fathers and the Daughters: Fathers are accountable for protecting their daughters and supporting them emotionally. They teach them the genuine essence of every relationship and make them tough for further circumstance in life.
  • Fathers and the Real existence: Fathers help to see their children the virtual world in which they exist. He teaches them the reality and severity of this world.

History Behind Father’s Day

This day was founded in the USA in Spokane, Washington YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. There it was first celebrated on June 19, 1910. Sonora was inspired by Anna Jarvis’s suggestion of celebrating Mother’s Day in honour of her mother and felt of celebrating a similar day for honouring the fathers. Sonora’s father, William Jackson was a Civil War veteran. He raised six children alone being a single parent. She wanted this day to be celebrated on her father’s birthday which was on June 5. But the church’s time impediment ended up postponing it to the third Sunday of June.

The following is a record of when Father’s day is followed, in order of date of observance.

Date of Observance

Countries

March 18thMongolia
March 19thAndorra, Angola, Antwerp (a region in Belgium), Bolivia, Croatia, Honduras, Italy, Liechtenstein, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Ticino
May 7thKazakhstan
May 8thSouth Korea
May 10thRomania
May 19thTonga
May 30thGermany
June 2nd – June 7thLithuania, Switzerland, Denmark
June  9th – June 14thAustria, Belgium
June 16th – June 21stAfghanistan, Algeria, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Comoros, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Ivory man, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Macaw, Mali, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Srilanka, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, US, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Zambia.
June 17thEl Salvador, Guatemala
June 21stEgypt, Jordan UAE
June 23rdPoland
June 28thHaiti
July 12thUruguay
July 26thDominican Republic
August 8thTaiwan
August 9thBrazil, Samoa
August 31stSouth Sudan
September 1st – September 6thAustralia, Fiji, New Zealand
September 13thLatvia
October 4thLuxembourg
November 8th – November 12thEstonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Indonesia
December 5thThailand
December 26thBulgaria

 

Significance of Father’s Day

On this occasion, children appreciate their father for supporting them emotionally, mentally and even financially and get to know that how much a father is important in their lives. Children offer gifts and gratitude to their father. This helps to bridge up a stronger bond between a child and a father. Being a father is sharing half of the parental bond with their children. They bestow unconditional love and not expecting anything in return. Being a father demands fairness and kindness. Being a father means to support and protect the children. All this justifies the expression “Anyone can father a child, but being a dad takes a lifetime” very well. So on this Father’s day let’s praise all the fathers, sons, husbands and honour them for becoming the light of grace for us. Let’s make this Father’s Day remarkable.

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About Shagun Sharma

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