Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide in recognition of Father’s contribution, loves, for their children. Let’s dive into some amazing facts that you may not know.
- Father’s day was first celebrated on 19th June 1910 by Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd.
- It is celebrated on different dates around the world. Like Russia on 23rd Feb. Italy, Spain, Portugal on March 19th. South Korea, Germany on May 8th & May 13th. Switzerland on June 6th. But most of the countries like India, China, Canada, Bangladesh, the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, etc will celebrate this on 20th June this year.
These all dates are for this year. However, the dates will be close every year & it is celebrated on Sunday only as a public holiday.
But there is some exception like Mozambique, which always celebrates the day on March 19 every year, whether it’s a Sunday or not.
Seychelles celebrates on June 16 & in Seychelles, it’s not a public holiday.
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- Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-giving holiday. As per the data of 2016 near to 75 million cards given every year. But the fun fact is about 20 percent of the cards are bought for husbands.
- Rose is the official flower for the day. The red rose signifies the living father where the white rose represents the deceased father.
- It is believed that the word ‘DAD‘ dates back to as early as the sixteenth century.
- Some Father’s day celebration falls on the feast day of catholic saints.
- In Germany father’s day celebrates by taking a hike.
- In 2008, Scotland banned father’s day cards in a primary school in consideration of single parent MOMs.
- Another fun fact the oldest (at the age of 94 & 96) and the youngest (at the age of 12) father is from India.
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