Fathers Day (2016) | Fathers Day Gift Ideas
Fathers Day Date 2016
Fathers Day this year is on 19 June 2016
Table Of Contents
- 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.
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
Father's Day 2012
June 17, 2012
Father's Day 2013
June 16, 2013
Father's Day 2014
June 15, 2014
Father's Day 2015
June 21, 2015
Father's Day 2016
June 19, 2016
Father's Day 2017
June 18, 2017
Father's Day 2018
June 17, 2018
Father's Day 2019
June 16, 2019
Father's Day 2020
June 21, 2020
Father's Day 2021
June 20, 2021
Father's Day 2022
June 19, 2022
- Fathers Day sayings and trivia
Father's Day is the perfect time to let your father know just how much you love him. The first father's day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. What father wouldn't love to have their child write a little something special in thei
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