Today is Father’s Day! Let’s honor Dad and tell him how awesome he is!
Dad, You Are…
As Brave as Batman
As Strong as the Hulk
As Smart as Ironman
As Fast as Superman
You Are My Favorite Superhero!
Fun Father’s Day Facts – Did You Know?
Father’s Day is thought to have been started by Sonora Dodd of Spokane Washington on June 19th, 1910. Sonora was raised (along with her five siblings) by a single father. She thought since mom’s had Mother’s Day, dad’s should have their own day, too.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson wanted to make Father’s Day an official US holiday, but Congress didn’t agree.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge tried again, but the day still didn’t become a holiday. The main reason was because many people felt that Father’s Day was just so companies could make money from the sales of ties.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. The national holiday was finally signed into law in 1972 by President Richard Nixon.
Father’s Day Around the World
Not all dad’s celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. Here are the dates of Father’s Day around the world.
- Russia – February 23
- Denmark – June 5
- Brazil – Second Sunday of August
- Australia and New Zealand – First Sunday of September
- Egypt and Syria – June 21
- Indonesia – November 12
Do you have a special dad? Tell us about him in the comments section!