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Fathers Day Date 2016

Fathers Day this year is on 19 June 2016

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  • History Of Fathers Day
  • Activities Undertaken On This Day
  • Some Gift Ideas
  • A Haiku For My Father

History of Fathers day


Fathers day was first celebrated by Sonora Dodd in Washington in 1910, on the 19th June, the birthday of her father whom she wished to thank her father, William Jackson Smart, for having raised her and her siblings alone after her mother died.

She was listening to a Mother's Day sermon at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, which made her desire to honor her father, for the sacrifice, love and selflessness he had shown in bringing up his children.
In effect, Mothers Day became a source of inspiration for the celebration of Fathers day.

The National Fathers day committee whose is headquartered at New York was formed in 1936. The committee selects a "Father of the year" each year.

Father's day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Sunday in June, in most countries of the world including the US, Canada and the UK.

It is celebrated as a day to honor fathers and express gratitude and appreciation for having

Though initially the idea was mocked and laughed at, Richard Nixon in 1972 signed to make it a law and declare it a national holiday and celebration.

Today, Fathers Day honors fathers as well as fatherly figure like uncles, grandfathers, elder brothers and the like.

The white and red rose were made official flowers for the fathers day celebrations. The white rose was a declaration of love and gratitude for a deceased father, the red rose declared the same, for one who was living.


Activities Undertaken On This Day

Retailers especially gift stores, promote gifts for fathers well before the D-day. It is a day of high sales for them. Most of us prefer to gift hand tools, yard gear, DVD sets, popular gadgets, watches, clothing or accessories, books etc depending on what our dad likes and prefers.

Schools and cultural societies in India organise cultural activities on this day. The idea is to inspire children to give due respect to fathers and making them aware of their responsibilities of taking care of them when they grow old.

Children are also encouraged to take part in activities such as making gifts like ties, cards, wall hangings, picture frames and other craft items for gifting to their fathers on this occasion.


Some Ideas For Celebrating & Gifting On Fathers Day 2012


Though everyone has his own idea, way and style of celebrating fathers day, here are some ways that you might wish to explore.

  • Family Outings & Get Togethers

Fathers day would be more treasured if the entire family gets together and goes on a sightseeing trip to any spot decided preferably by father himself. If one is short on time during the day a family get together in the evening followed by a dinner would be in tune with the occasion.

  • Spending Time With Your Father

One can surely take a day off work once a year for such an important day. It would not be asking for too much if one realizes the time and effort a father goes through to bring us up. This day could be spent in many ways, some of which could be :

Watching your childhood videos, enjoying a movie together either at home or at a theater of your dad's choice, playing indoor games, taking your father to visit a place he has longed to visit,

  • Gifting A Hand Made Fathers Day Card

A hand made card made specially by you on this day will speak volumes about the love you have for your father. It will touch him deeper than if you present him a machine made card.

  • Gifts For Father

There is so much of choice out there these days in terms of finding gifts to give on this occasion. Some of them are :

Ties, hand tools sets, garden tools, favorite music DVD's and CD's, latest gadgets, clothing & accessories, cameras and camcorders, jogging and athletic shoes, watches, books etc.

It would be more appropriate to gift him something of his liking and preference. As a son or daughter you are in a better position to choose the most appropriate gift for him.

  • The Family Dinner

If the family gets together at home for dinner it would be great if you could work up his favorite dishes today.
If cooking is not your forte, you can take him and the family to a restaurant of his choice. It is not necessary that one goes to the finest and the most expensive restaurants to show your love. It should be where he would feel comfortable having a meal of his choice.

  • Winding The Day

After spending the better part of the day, reliving old memories, sharing glorious moments, enjoying doing things, just being together, it will be time to say goodbye and goodnight. What better way to say it with flowers of his liking or maybe a single rose. It sure would delight him.

I can think of not many better ways than offering flowers or a rose to say 'I love you', more effectively.
Try it, you might be pleasantly surprised.


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my dadmy dad with my son circa1989.I with my dad, wife and daughter circa1989.I with my son, daughter and wife, just before the marriage of my daughter-August 2011.
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my dad with my son circa1989.
my dad with my son circa1989. | Source
I with my dad, wife and daughter circa1989.
I with my dad, wife and daughter circa1989. | Source
I with my son, daughter and wife, just before the marriage of my daughter-August 2011.
I with my son, daughter and wife, just before the marriage of my daughter-August 2011. | Source

A Haiku For My Father

It has been 20 years since my father passed away one morning suddenly.Though not a day has passed without his thought, of the love and affection he showered on us in his own special way, I wish to offer a tribute to him by way of a haiku written for him on this occasion. This is a very amateurish effort at a haiku but it is my profound love for him that gives me the strength to put it here.

Without your loving touch father

Things have not been the same again

Life is a prolonged Autumn


You are always missed and loved, Father.


Father's Day Dates 2012 Onwards

 
 
 
 
 
 
YEAR
DATE
DAY
Father's Day 2012
June 17, 2012
Sunday
Father's Day 2013
June 16, 2013
Sunday
Father's Day 2014
June 15, 2014
Sunday
Father's Day 2015
June 21, 2015
Sunday
Father's Day 2016
June 19, 2016
Sunday
Father's Day 2017
June 18, 2017
Sunday
Father's Day 2018
June 17, 2018
Sunday
Father's Day 2019
June 16, 2019
Sunday
Father's Day 2020
June 21, 2020
Sunday
Father's Day 2021
June 20, 2021
Sunday
Father's Day 2022
June 19, 2022
Sunday

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Rosemary Banks 4 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thank you very much, Rosemary.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great hub for all the fathers out there. Happy Father's Day Rajan! Wishing you peace and happiness my friend.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Bill. Wish you too a Happy Fathers Day! Have a great weekend and take care.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Beautiful Rajan Jolly - I always wonder how holidays get started. I assumed it was the greeting card industry! Lol

Happy Father's Day!!


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nmdonders 4 years ago

I loved your Haiku and enjoyed they story of the first Father's Day. I never knew the origin. Thank you :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Any Father's Day that doesn't involve a tacky tie gift is a good one. Have a great celebration! Voting this Up and Useful.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great hub, beautiful thoughts on father's day. Voted up.


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Happy Father's Day, Rajan. Though my mother has passed away, I still have my dad...85 years old. He has always been such a great dad. I love him so much.

Wonderful Hub. Voted up and useful and shared.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks and am glad you liked the history and the haiku.

I appreciate your stopping by.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Real Housewife - I always admire your comments. Thanks for reading and wish you a Happy Fathers Day as well.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Alocsin, thanks for your visit and votes. Have a Happy Fathers Day. Much appreciated.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks, Nithya. Appreciate your constant support.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Sinea, My dad was very active when he passed away suddenly at 69. You are so lucky to have your dad with you. Wish you too a very Happy Father's Day. Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks for sharing.


kelleyward 4 years ago

I never knew the origin of Father's Day. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub! Voted up and shared. Happy Father's Day Rajan! Kelley


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I'm glad to see you here and glad you like the hub. Thanks for your continues support and sharing. Happy Father's Day to you too, Kelley. God bless you.


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molometer 4 years ago

Simply beautiful Rajan, The Haiku was just right. Great to remember our fathers on this special day of the year.

Voted and tweeting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Michael. Glad you liked the hub and the haiku too. It was a spontaneous one. Fathers can never be forgotten, can they? Thanks for coming by to read, vote and tweet. I really appreciate it.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful and Interesting to read. Happy Father's day in advance.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I did not know about the history of father's day. Thanks for this beautiful hub.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Rajan,

Your haiku for your father is beautiful and heartfelt

Wonderful suggestions on what to give and do for father's on father day.

Wishing you a Happy Father's Day.

Voted up and away.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Really nice article again!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for stopping by Angela. Much appreciated.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Lady_E, I'm glad you like the information. Thanks for giving the hub a read. I wish you too a very Happy Father's Day.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Vinaya, thanks for reading and finding it informative. Glad to see you stop by.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Sueswan, I'm glad you liked the write up and appreciate the haiku. Thanks for reading and voting.


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Rajan,

This is a great hub and I especially appreciate the history behind the day. My father passed away more than 8 years ago, so yes, it is very important to spend as much time with your dad while he is still alive. Voted up and sharing.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I entirely agree with you Paul. We might as well make the best of the time we have together. Parents are not going to be there forever.

Thanks for appreciating and sharing it my friend.


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mandarmk9 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

Hi Rajan,

Thanks for the information. And a happy father's day........


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks, mandarmk9. Glad you liked the info. Happy Father's day to you too.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A befitting hub for Father's day! Your tribute to your late dear father is wonderful and touching. Your family photos are beautiful. I learnt the history of Father's day today thanks to you! Your list of suggestions for celebrating Father's day are very helpful. I enjoy surprising my dear father with gifts. Today, I created a home-made card for him and he loved it. He always pampers me a lot! I am a typical Daddy's girl! Happy Father's Day! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Pressed all the buttons except funny(sorry). Voted up & Socially Shared.


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

I know a lot of people celebrate different occasions without knowing the reason behind the celebrations, I am one of them, great to know the reason or the history behind celebrating father's day. Cheers


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

This hub is a tribute to fathers everywhere. Thanks for your timely contribution.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

ishwaryaa, like you my daughter too is a Daddy's girl. Daughters are more attached to fathers. And like your dad I pamper her a lot, so much so, that my son sometimes gets mock angry with me.

I am happy you made a card for him yourself. I can sense his happiness. I'm sure he is very proud of you.

I just had to include a small tribute to my dad. Glad you like it.

Thanks for all the appreciation and nice comments. Thanks for sharing too.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

myownlife, pleased to read you loved the history behind father's day celebration. I love to find the history behind any occasion. It doubles the pleasure of celebrating the occasion.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

starstream, glad you liked the hub. Thanks a lot.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and beautiful!

It is certainly a good write up and a great tribute. Loved it.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Shampa. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the votes.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wishing you a belated Father's Day. I know that you miss your dad as I do but I think that he would have been very pleased with this hub that you wrote mentioning him and showing the family photos. Interesting history regarding Father's Day! Votes up and sharing.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading and the father's day wishes. The good memories are everlasting and many times I do feel his presence around me. Hubpages gave me a platform to pay a small tribute to him and I'm glad you liked it.

Thanks for all the votes, sharing and support.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a nice tribute to your dad and to fathers everywhere. The history of Father's Day is interesting; I didn't know Nixon was involved. I vote up, interesting, and a great share as well.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

What a beautiful hub full of useful information and great sentiment! Many votes! WEll done!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Christy, glad you liked the hub. A Father (mom too) is always remembered. These occasions are just one more reason to pay a tribute to them. Thanks for reading and voting. Thanks for being so supportive of my writing.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Victoria, nice to know you like the hub. I appreciate your read and votes.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

A timely hub and great suggestions ...

Unfortunately this year I couldn't make it back, but a well chosen eCard still brightened his day! ;-)

Over here, we also have children's day too, where the kids are celebrated and treated to days out with the family.

Shared, up and useful.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Brett. I appreciate the read, votes and sharing. I'm glad we have ecards which reach at the touch of a button. We too have children's day here being celebrated on the 14th Nov every year - the birthday of JawaharLal Nehru- India's first prime minister who loved children dearly.

Thanks for being here my friend.


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Wonderful Idea of gifts. I did present my Dad with Watch as you mentioned it is one of popular things to give to dad. Sorry about demise of your dad long time back. I am really touched by your love for him. Voting it up, sharing, awesome and interesting.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading, Indian Chef. I appreciate the sharing as well.


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primegiftservice 10 months ago from Pakistan

One of the excellent post i read today.


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rajan jolly 10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thank you primegiftservice.

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