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Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19th
June 19, 2022
It is thought that Father’s Day origins lie in a service held at a West Virginia church on July 5, 1908, where the Sunday sermon was exclusively dedicated to fathers in honor of the men who had lost their lives in a mine explosion in Monongah. This was, however, a one-time celebration without any intention of making It an annual observance.
June was deemed more appropriate for the observance of Father’s Day. On June 19, 1910, the first official Father’s Day was celebrated in the state of Washington. Quite a few Presidents tried to make Father’s Day an official holiday in the national holiday, starting with Woodrow Wilson in 1916, however, they were repeatedly shut down by Congress. It was in 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. The day was only made into a national holiday in 1972, by the hand of President Richard Nixon.
Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to commemorate fathers or any father figures in people’s lives. Many people give their fathers cards or gifts or take them out to dinner. Those who live close to their dads pay them a visit and spend the day doing nice activities together.