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Father’s Day – how it got started!

Father’s Day is a day honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 52 countries around the world.

The first observance of Father’s day is believed to have been established on June 19, 1910. After listening to a church sermon about the newly recognized Mother’s Day, Sona Smart Dodd of Spokane Washington felt fatherhood needed recognition too.

Father’s day was slow to catch on compared to the very popular Mother’s day until it became recognized as a national holiday in 1972 when Richard Nixon signed it into law.

I have no idea how the tradition of giving ugly ties started!

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