There should be a Mother’s day. Therefore, there is a Father’s day. Or is it the other way around? I do not know if the premise is right but I don’t care. The occasion requires us to buy father’s day presents it seems to me.
I have not saved money for these celebrations not because I do not give importance. Have you? Have you spent time checking on what gifts to give to your father, or to your husband who is also a father to your children? Or to any of your friends who are fathers, too? Do you celebrate the occasion like how you would to a Mother’s day?
I have not recalled in my childhood days of occasions celebrating Father’s day. Probably because there was not enough money to spend but only for the basic necessities of daily living. I don’t recall either for Mother’s day.
My father was my favorite and my idol when I was young. I remember very well the sense of humor that kept us laughing until midnight. He loved to tell stories that made us, his children, laugh our arse off. Now, I think it does not make sense to you that I had not bought gifts for a Father’s day occasion for my favorite parent. Sad it may seem but during those times, it is more about respect than giving gifts. Well, I am speaking only about my experience here. This is surely different with other families, especially the affluent.
Anyway, here is a trivia:
- Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, started the tradition of Father’s Day in the honor of her dad.
- First local Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington.
- In 1916, US President Woodrow Wilson approved the idea of observing an annual Father’s Day.
- In1924, President Calvin Coolidge made Father’s Day a national event
- In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
- Father’s Day is the fifth most popular card-sending holiday, with an estimated $100 million in card sales. Husbands, grandfathers, uncles, sons and sons-in-law are honored as well as father.