Write to Your Father Day

Write to Your Father Day is observed next on Sunday, June 8th, 2025 (361 days from today).

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History of Write to Your Father Day

The origins of Father's Day are thought to lie in a ceremony held at a church in West Virginia on July 5th, 1908, where Sunday sermons were dedicated to fathers in honor of men. He lost his life in a landmine explosion in Monongah. However, this is a one-time celebration with no intention of making it an annual celebration.

Father's Day as we know it today was the idea of ​​Sonora Dodd, a woman whose father, a widow, raised her and her five siblings alone. As Mother's Day became a popular holiday in the United States, Dodd thought there should be a similar day to honor fathers and fathers. In 1910, Dodd campaigned this holiday with her local church, the YMCA, and the government. She initially suggested that June 5th be the date of celebration, her father's birthday, however the third Sunday of June was deemed more appropriate to celebrate Father's Day. On June 19th, 1910, the first official Father's Day was celebrated in Washington State.

Initially, the day was not as successful as Mother's Day, and as Dodd found himself busier with his studies, Father's Day was eventually forgotten. In the 1930s, with the help of manufacturers of men's products such as tobacco ties and men's clothing retailers, Dodd started a new campaign for Father's Day; this time is at the national level. However, people remain skeptical about the holiday, claiming it is an attempt by manufacturers to profit from another commercial holiday like Mother's Day.

Quite a few Presidents have tried to make Father's Day an official national holiday, starting with Woodrow Wilson in 1916; however, they have been repeatedly shut down by Congress. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. It was only made into a national holiday in 1972, at the hands of President Richard Nixon.

How to celebrate Write to Your Father Day

Father's Day is the perfect occasion to remember fathers or any father figure in everyone's life. Many people give their father cards, gifts or take them out to dinner. Those who live near the father will visit them and spend the day doing good activities together. Many families hold Father's Day parties with fathers, grandfathers, and uncles to honor the support they give their children.

In some countries, such as Canada and the US, it is customary to wear roses in honor of your father on Father's Day. Therefore, the rose is the official flower of Father's Day. People usually wear a white rose to symbolize their father has passed away, and a red flower to honor their father if he is still alive.

Observed

Write to Your Father Day has been observed one week before Father's Day.

Dates

Sunday, June 11th, 2023

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Sunday, June 8th, 2025

Sunday, June 14th, 2026

Sunday, June 13th, 2027

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