10 Interesting Facts About Father's Day That Might Surprise You

How much did you think you knew about Father's Day?

Father's Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated at different times of the year, depending on what part of the world you are from. 

Although the whole world celebrates Father's Day, it is actually very surprising how little so many of us actually know about it.  So, here we look at some interesting facts about Father's Day that may just surprise you.

How many of these interesting Father's Day facts did you know about...

1. Why is Father's Day in June? 

Father's Day always falls on the third Sunday of June, because like so many other holidays rooted in pagan sun-worship, it is on the day named in honour of their most powerful god.

2. How was Father's Day founded? 

Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.

3. When was Father's Day celebrated in the UK?

Father's Day was celebrated in the United Kingdom because it is thought to have been inspired by the American custom of Father's Day. This is in contrast to Mother's Day, which has a very different history in the United States and the United Kingdom. Father's Day was celebrated in the UK from 1911.

4. Is it spelt Fathers' Day or Father's Day?

Apostrophe After the “S” The argument for this variant is the same argument for the spelling of April Fools' Day, and that is that there are many fathers in the world and this is all of their day. Therefore, the plural possessive is necessary.

5. What is the main tradition of Father's Day?

Father's Day helps children understand the important role their father play in their life. Father's Day is considered as a day to acknowledge the contribution of fathers to individual families and to societies as large.

6. What do we most commonly do for our dads on Father's Day?

The most common thing we do for our dads on Father's Day is let them sleep in.

7. Why is Father's Day on the third Sunday of June? 

The first American president to support the concept of Father’s day was President Calvin Coolidge, who did so in 1924… but it wasn’t until in the year 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that resulted in the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

8. Fun Father's Day Fact

According to greetings card makers Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending holiday.

9. How is Fathers Day celebrated in Germany?

In Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated differently from other parts of the world. Männertag (Men’s day) is celebrated by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food. Police and emergency services are in high alert during the day.

10. What is the most popular Father's Day gift?

Surprisingly, the most popular Father’s Day present is a tie.

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