World Father’s Day-18 June

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Father's Day is a special occasion celebrated in many countries around the world to honor and appreciate fathers. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. This year Father's Day 2023 is being celebrated on 18th June.

An overview of the news

  • It is a day to express love, gratitude, and respect towards fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, and other father figures who have played important roles in people's lives.

  • People celebrate Father's Day by giving cards, gifts, or spending quality time with their fathers.

  • The significance of Father's Day goes beyond material gifts, as it serves as a reminder to acknowledge the love, support, and guidance provided by fathers.

  • It is an opportunity to strengthen the bond between fathers and their children and to recognize the invaluable role fathers play in their families and society.

  • This year's Father's Day theme is ‘Celebrating the Greatest Heroes of Our Lives’.

Background of the day

  • The origins of Father's Day can be traced back to the early 20th century in the United States.

  • Sonora Smart Dodd is often credited with the idea of establishing a day to honor fathers, inspired by Mother's Day.

  • The first official Father's Day was celebrated in 1910 in Spokane, Washington.

  • Over the years, Father's Day has gained widespread recognition and is celebrated in various countries around the world.

  • It was officially recognised by the U.S. Congress in 1972.

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