After celebrating Mother’s Day in May, now is the time to pay the same respect to our paternal figures. To no surprise, Father’s Day is dedicated to honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, respecting fathers and all father figures.
Especially in the United States, but worldwide, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday was founded in the state of Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd in 1910. Dodd was inspired while listening to a sermon about Mother’s Day in 1909. She wanted to pay tribute to her father. A civil war veteran who raised six children alone after their mother passed in childbirth. Eventually, Father’s Day become a national holiday to be celebrated every third Sunday of June in 1972.
The best way to celebrate your Father this June is to plan a day around his favorite things and activities. If he loves being outside, plan a day of hiking, games, and a family picnic. If Dad loves to learn, go to a museum, take an ancestry test, or try an online cooking class. Or is your father loves unwinding and relaxing, make him breakfast in bed, go to the movies, and play video games together.
From your dad, grandfather, uncle, mentor, or whoever you are celebrating this June; make this Father’s Day one to remember while here at AO Santa Monica!