Where did Father’s Day start? The idea of celebrating Fathers day spread to the UK from America. Some people cite the a church sermon made in West Virginia, USA in 1908 in memory of 362 men killed in explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines. However, this was intended as a commemoration, not an annual holiday. Credit … More The History of Fathers Day
Annual celebration Credit for the annual celebration is usually attributed to Mrs Sonora Dodd. Mrs. Dodd’s mother had died during childbirth, leaving her father, William Jackson Smart, to raise his five sons and daughter on his own. In 1910, she attended a Mother’s Day church service and decided that her father had made just as much … More Celebrate Father’s Day
This year help your dad to release his inner Indiana Jones by taking him on a Treasure Hunts In London adventure. Father’s Day Treasure Hunt Taking place on Sunday 18th June 2017, this is an afternoon exploring the area around Piccadilly followed by drinks in a Listed building. The theme of this heritage hunt is Naughty or Nice … More Treasure Hunt on Father’s Day
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Attempts were made to make Father’s Day an official holiday by introducing a bill to Congress in 1913. It was approved by US President Woodrow Wilson, however, Congress worried that the new holiday would be too commercialized and so defeated two attempts to formally recognize the holiday. Stopping just short of issuing a national proclamation, … More Making Father’s Day an official holiday
Some people cite the a church sermon made in West Virginia, USA in 1908 in memory of 362 men killed in explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines. However, this was intended as a commemoration, not an annual holiday. Credit for the annual celebration is more usually attributed to Mrs Sonora Dodd. Mrs. Dodd’s mother had … More Where did Father’s Day start?
21st June 2015 Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June. Happy Father’s Day!
Michelle Obama once told her husband that Mother’s Day should be a bigger celebration than Father’s day because “every day is Father’s Day” adding he is “always getting a treat.” President Barack Obama walks down the Colonnade with his arms around daughters Malia and Sasha, right 3/5/09. In the 103 years since Father’s Day began being celebrated … More Happy Father’s Day