Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day everyone. To all Dad's out there, this is a special day for all of you.

What is Father's day?

According to Wikipedia, "Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day typically involves gift-giving, and special dinners to fathers and family-oriented activities." It is usually celebrated every third sunday of June.

Who started Father's Day?

Sonora Louise Smart Dodd is the foundress of Father's Day celebration. She was the first to propose a Father's Day celebration and strives hard to make it an international holiday. She was officially recognized as the "Mother of Father's Day".

Father's Day Activities

As Father's Day is celebrated every third sunday of June, it would be worthwhile to have fun and organize activities with dad for this special day. Examples are Going to picnic/camping, play games, cook, or watch movies in the mall.

"A Father Is:
There in every memory
See his love and care
Strength and hands to count on
Freely he does share
Provider, toil so faithfully
To make our dreams come true
Give strong and tender discipline
Though it is hard to do
A Father is God's chosen one
To lead the family
And point it to His will for life
Of love and harmony..."
-Sue Skeen

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