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June 19, 1910: The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington  

 

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The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. Father's Day is a day of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society.

Although observance of the holiday faded in the 1920s, over time, the idea of Father's Day became popular and embraced across the nation. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson sent a telegraph to Spokane praising Father's Day services. William Jennings Bryan was another early admirer of the observance. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day. In 1972, President Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the 3rd Sunday of June each year.

In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph's Day since the Middle Ages. In America, Father's Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time. It is held on various days in many parts of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, May and June.

For centuries, the Orthodox Church has appointed the second Sunday before Nativity as the Sunday of the Forefathers to commemorate the ancestors of Christ according to the flesh, starting with Adam and emphasizing the Patriarch Abraham, to whom God said, "In thy seed shall all of the nations of the earth be blessed" (Genesis 12:3, 22:18). This feast can fall between December 11 and 17. This feast includes the ancestors of the Theotokos and various holy prophets.

Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus by Guido Reni, c 1635

A customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least 1508. Saint Joseph is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini ("Nourisher of the Lord") in Catholicism and "the putative father of Jesus" in southern European tradition. This celebration was brought to the Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese. The Catholic Church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph's Day from either the last years of the 14th century or from the early 15th century, apparently on the initiative of the Franciscans.

In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the celebration of fatherhood is also observed on St Joseph's Day, but the Copts observe this on July 20. The Coptic celebration may date back to the fifth century.

In addition to Father's Day, International Men's Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 in honor of men including boys.

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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20/06/2020 11:11 am  

Happy early father's day to all 😀 

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/19/texas-fathers-day-beer-cupcakes/

 

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22/06/2020 5:01 pm  
Posted by: @gregbo

In addition to Father's Day, International Men's Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 in honor of men including boys.

That's Patriarchal, it needs to go. Fathers don't exist, only mothers are allowed to be celebrated because they're the BESTEST EVAAA!!!

This is how we celebrate fathers in our world now:

 

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24/06/2020 1:47 am  

@untamed

Interestingly enough a man's daughter was the one who pushed for fathers day.  This was over one hundred years ago and would not be accomplished in this day and age, however, she recognized how important her father was.  And all fathers at that time.

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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26/06/2020 9:13 pm  
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@untamed

Interestingly enough a man's daughter was the one who pushed for fathers day.  This was over one hundred years ago and would not be accomplished in this day and age, however, she recognized how important her father was.  And all fathers at that time.

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