Father’s Day is dedicated not only to fathers but also to father figures who shape our minds and play a vital role in giving wings to our dreams.
Fathers are our first love, the last hero of our life, who teaches strength in silence and since the value of a loving father has no price, it is commemorated in most parts of the world on the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 18, 2023. This day is dedicated to all the fathers around the world. Father’s Day is celebrated to express one’s respect and love for fathers and to cherish the father figures in one’s life.
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Father’s Day Date in India and the World
The celebration of Father’s Day varies from country to country. In about 70 countries, including India, the day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and this Father’s Day celebrating on June 18. Many other countries have different dates to celebrate Father’s Day for different reasons. Check out some of them below:
In Portugal, Italy and Spain, Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19 when the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Joseph’s Day.
In Taiwan, Father’s Day is celebrated on August 8, as the pronunciation of the date in their dialect is similar to the word daddy.
In Thailand, Father’s Day is held on December 5, the birthday of former King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
In Russia, Father’s Day is celebrated on February 23.
Sonora Louise Smart Dodd was born in 1882. She was the daughter of American Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart. Her mother died when she was 16. Her father raised her and her five brothers. One day while listening to a sermon in church about Mother’s Day, it struck Sonora that no one celebrates Father’s Day.
Sonora went forward with the idea to celebrate June 5, her father’s birthday, as Father’s Day to honour fathers across the world. Americans were very interested in the date. It didn’t take long for the celebration to spread throughout the state of Washington and, soon after, spread across the entire country.
At the initiative of President Lyndon Johnson, starting in 1966, Father’s Day was celebrated on the third Sunday of June. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a presidential proclamation to officially declare the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day and over the years it started being celebrated in other countries too.
Father’s Day 2023: Significance and Celebration
As we welcome this wonderful event on June 18 this year, a small act of love from your side can please him beyond comparison. Father’s Day is all about showing respect to the Father, his love, and his sacrifice. It is to celebrate a father’s contribution to the upbringing of a child, which is often overlooked.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and remind your dad how grateful you are for having him.