Did you know that in the United States, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June? Father’s Day is a holiday to celebrate fathers and fatherhood. The first recorded Father’s Day celebration in the United States actually occurred on July 5, 1908. However, the celebration was not immediately popular. Different individuals and towns had their own celebrations on different days of the year and sometimes not every year. It wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day was made a permanent national holiday by President Richard Nixon.
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In different countries around the world, Father’s Day is celebrated on different days.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson tried to make Father’s Day a holiday, but Congress resisted. There was worry and concern that the potential holiday would become as commercialized as Mother’s Day.
In 1910, Sonora Smart Dodd started a Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington. Her community celebrated the holiday until 1920 when she left to study. She returned in 1930 and started promoting the holiday again.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the holiday be observed, but did not make it a national proclamation.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a presidential proclamation, which designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.