Father’s Day 2023 : Exploring the Significance and Joy Behind the Celebration

 

Hey guys, welcome back, today we are going to talk about Why we celebrate Father’s Day. Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in order to appreciate the sacrifices and efforts of father. Before you start worrying about what to get your father for his day, you can relax a little, because there’s still a little time to plan a Father’s Day brunch or even put your crafty side to work with a DIY gift idea for dad. This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 20, 2023.

WHEN IS FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATED OR WHEN IS FATHER’S DAY 2023 IN INDIA?

Happy Fathers Day In 2019
Happy Fathers Day In 2023
 
Father’s Day is generally celebrated on third Sunday in the month of June to honour paternal bonds & fatherhood. This year, Father’s Day falls on 20th June,2023. Don’t feel bad if this date is news to you; the celebration changes days year-to-year. If you ever forget, just remember that Father’s Day always falls on the third Sunday in June, and then check the calendar accordingly.
It is the worldwide celebration because it is celebrated annually in more than 110 countries of the world but on different dates
 

HISTORY BEHIND FATHER’S DAY –

In the early 20th century, Father’s Day was not known amongst people. In December month of 1907, there came a Monongah Mining Disaster in Monongah, (this was the most terrific disaster in the US history) which killed almost 360 men out of which 250 of them were fathers leaving behind many of the fatherless kids.
 
Grace Golden Clayton was one of those fatherless children. After, when he heard about Anna Jarvis successfully published a particular day for Mother’s Day.
 
Clayton suggested to honour all those fathers, caught by disaster. But his attempt of such beautiful thought was failed in the beginning.
 
Several other people also made their attempts to particularise a day as celebration of Father’s Day but they couldn’t make it as much popular.
 
But then in 1909, when Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd heard about the celebration of the Mother’s Day, so she thought that honouring one of your parents, not the other one is like singling out one of your parents, which is not appropriate. She wants the same respected holiday for fathers like as the mothers have.
 
Her father William Dodd was a single parent of his six children because her wife & mother of Sonora died after giving birth to her sixth baby. So, William alone managed all the responsibilities very well. That’s why Sonora have a deep thought in mind to popularize the day.

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

  1. Quality Time Together: Dedicate the entire day to spending quality time with your father. Plan activities that he enjoys, such as going for a hike, watching a movie, or simply having a heartfelt conversation over a cup of coffee.

  2. Cook His Favorite Meal: Show your love and appreciation by preparing your father’s favorite meal. Take the time to cook together and create lasting memories while enjoying a delicious homemade feast.

  3. Write a Letter or Card: Express your feelings and gratitude by writing a heartfelt letter or card. Share specific memories, lessons, or qualities that you admire in your father. This personal gesture will be cherished for years to come.

  4. Plan a Surprise Outing: Organize a surprise outing that aligns with your father’s interests. It could be a visit to his favorite museum, attending a sports event, or exploring a new place together. The element of surprise will add excitement to the celebration.

  5. Create a Memory Book: Collect and compile photographs, mementos, and handwritten notes that represent special moments with your father. Arrange them in a memory book or scrapbook as a tangible reminder of the love and bond you share.

  6. Volunteer Together: Give back to the community by volunteering together on Father’s Day. Choose a cause that resonates with both of you, such as helping at a local shelter, participating in a charity run, or organizing a community clean-up.

  7. Take a Trip Down Memory Lane: Take your father on a nostalgic journey by visiting places that hold sentimental value. It could be his childhood home, a park where you used to play, or a favorite vacation spot. Reminiscing together will deepen your connection.

  8. DIY Personalized Gift: Put your creativity to work and make a personalized gift for your father. It could be a handmade photo frame, a customized piece of artwork, or a handwritten poem. The effort and thoughtfulness behind the gift will touch his heart.

  9. Plan a Family Gathering: Coordinate a family gathering to celebrate not only your father but also the role of fathers in general. Organize a barbecue, picnic, or a special dinner where everyone can come together to honor and appreciate fatherhood.

  10. Support His Hobbies or Interests: Show interest in your father’s hobbies or interests. Accompany him to a golf game, join him in fishing, or assist him with a DIY project. Your involvement will demonstrate your willingness to share in his passions.

Remember, the most important aspect of celebrating Father’s Day is to make your father feel loved, appreciated, and valued. Customize these ideas according to your father’s preferences and create a memorable experience that celebrates his unique role in your life.

FINALISING THE DATE OF THE FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION –

Mrs. Dodd convinced Spokane Ministerial Administration & YMCA to celebrate Father’s Day on 5 June. She chooses this date because it was her father’s birthday.
She was successful in convincing the ministers but they refused the date because it was too early to prepare for the celebration hence 19 June was decided.
On 1910, 19 June was the third Sunday of June. Hence third June was decided to be the day celebration on the occasion of Father’s Day.
 

FATHER’S DAY FALLS ON LAST FEW YEARS –

In this section, we are providing you a list of last few years dates on which Father’s Day was celebrated. You can have a look on the given list.
 
FATHER’S DAY IN YEAR
DATE
2015
21 June
2016
19 June
2017
18 June
2018
17 June
2019
16 June
2020
21 June
2021
20 June
2023
18 June
 

FATHER’S DAY SIGNIFICANCE–

The significance of father cannot be ignored in our day to day life, just like as mother. A father is the person who works hard in office or whatever the work he did, not for himself but all he does, is only for his kids, their requirements and also spend quality time with their family. Like mother, father too can’t see his kids in pain. He is the one who is always ready to take all the troubles of his family.
 
This is the day to appreciate the sacrifices, fatherhood, paternal bonds, care of the father & contribution of father towards the family. We honour father and father like figures on this day for their contribution in their kid’s life.
 

FATHER’S DAY GIFTS IDEAS –

On the occasion of Father’s Day, there are many ideas of gifts that can be given to the father as a present to show their love. Everyone has their own perspective to show the love towards their fathers and celebrate Father’s Day.
Some people give flowers to their father on Father’s Day. Some people give cards as a gift to their father while some will gift the present anything of the interest of their father. Some prefer dinner with their family in order to spend time with them.
The aim of the Father’s Day is to honour the father and let them know how special they are.
 
 
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