FATHER’S DAY is a holiday celebrated throughout the world that honors fatherhood. In the United States, Fathers’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. However, in many parts of the world, including South America and Spain, it is celebrated on March 19th, St. Joseph’s Day. The American Father’s Day celebration began in honor of a large group of miners from West Virginia who died in a mining accident in 1907. The festivity was created by Sonora Smart Dodd, and was first celebrated in the Spokane, Washington, YMCA. It was made into an official US holiday by President Richard Nixon in 1972.
Fathers’s Day is traditionally celebrated by giving gifts, spending quality time with fathers, sharing a meal together, and an activity that father’s enjoy, such as barbecue or visiting a steakhouse, and fishing or golf. Traditional Father’s Day gifts include Father’s Day cards with heartfelt Father’s Day quotes and messages. School children often write Father’s Day poems, make Father’s Day crafts, or paint Father’s Day coloring pages in class to give to their fathers as presents. Americans also like to send online greetings using Father’s Day clipart and a special Father’s Day message, as well as a posting funny Father’s Day memes on social media.
FATHER’S DAY OFFERS
Father’s Day is a major shopping holiday for menswear, and large retailers such as Walmart, Target, ShopRite or Costco print special catalogues with Father’s Day gift ideas and the newest products. Traditional gifts for dads include sporting goods, fishing and hunting supplies, tools and equipment, fashion and accessories, technology gifts, and watches. Retailers compete for business with special sales advertised through catalogues and sales circulars containing Father’s Day images and major discounts and deals. Monthly lifestyle magazines print articles showing happy Father’s Day imagines and Father’s Day ideas to help families celebrate in new and unique ways.
FATHER’S DAY SHOPPING
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Happy Father’s Day!