A life born after nine months, receives cocoon in the arms of a man called ‘father.’ Since then this man showers his unconditional love and struggles everyday to see a smile on his toddler face. There are times when father used to take you to school on cycle, scooter or car, in mid way he buys your favourite candies and chocolates to see you happy. Not only this, he also used to take you for shopping and never buys anything for himself.
In between the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we usually failed to acknowledge those who are dearest to us but there are days in the calendar, when we can do a bit.
Of course, we cannot repay for hardships and every single thing our fathers have done for us, but to cherish this wonderful bond, we can take out some time from our busy schedule to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures add to make our lives better.
If you’re planning to create some special memories with your father then Father’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate fatherhood. This day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, countries like Spain, Italy, Croatia and Portugal celebrate it on March 19. While other countries including India, observe it on the third Sunday in June and this year it falls on June 18.
The Beginning of Father’s Day Story
Historians have recorded that there was a tradition to celebrate Father’s Day even thousands of years ago. A study says that 4,000 years ago in Babylon a son called Elmesu carved a father’s day message on a clay card. In his message Elmesu wished his father a long and healthy life. There is no knowledge as to what happened to this father son duo but it is believed that several countries retained the custom of celebrating Father’s Day.
Modern day history
The idea of Father’s Day emerged in the United States, there have been conflicts about its exact origin. It is believed that hearing a Mother’s Day celebration in 1910, Washington resident Sonora Dodd who was raised by her father as a single parent started a campaign to have a similar occasion for fathers. The first such “Father’s Day” was held in Spokane in 1910, and later different towns and cities across America started following the trend every year.
On the other side, some also opine that Grace Golden Clayon from Fairmount, West Virginia, is the one responsible for the introducing the concept of Father’s Day and she suggested the idea to celebrate fatherhood in 1908.
Such celebration helps children to understand the importance of father in their life. This also helps in strengthening father-child relationship. This day also gives a chance to those children who want to say sorry to their father for some mistake made in past or to develop a strong bond by just saying “I Love you papa.” Some loving daughters and sons also gift cards and flowers to their fathers to mark this special day in a big way.
Here are some soul-stirring ads on “Father’s Day” which will bring you in tears.
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Wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day!