Since Father’s Day is coming up soon on 20th June, we are all preparing to give our father the best gifts. Be it giving a handcrafted gift, or something else bought from your first salary. On this auspicious day, looking at the bright smile of our father puts joy in our hearts.
So, what is this father’s day? How does it come to be celebrated? Well, there are many facts about father’s day that you probably are not aware of. So, in this article, we will provide you with some interesting facts about father’s day that you probably don’t know.
Here are some interesting facts On Father’s Day
Now let’s get started with those.
The ‘invention’ of Father’s day
Are you curious to know how Fathers Day came to be? Well, don’t worry. Here are some interesting facts.
- Did you know that the American Mrs. Sonara Smart Dodd was eventually the first person who invented Father’s day? So, she wanted to honor her father. Her father was a veteran and single parent who raised six children. Therefore, the first Fathers Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.
- The first American president who supported the concept of Fathers Day was Calvin Coolidge, back in 1924. However, it was later on that President Lyndon Johnson signed the proclamation. Because of that, the third Sunday of June is now regarded as father’s day.
What Do Other Countries Say About Father’s Day?
If you are wondering as to what the other countries feel or do on this auspicious day, then check these facts out.
- So, in Germany, Father’s Day is a bit different from the rest of the world. They call it Mannertag, meaning Men’s day. Furthermore, people enjoy and celebrate this day with drinks and regional food. Moreover, on this day, the security alert usually stays high in Germany.
- Another interesting fact of Fathers Day in a different country. In Thailand, people celebrate Father’s day as the birthday of the king. People of Thailand celebrate the day by gifting their father or grand-father or father-in-law a flower named Canna. This flower is considered to be a masculine flower.
- Generally, in most countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. For example, Uk, Netherlands, and India. However, there are a few Christian countries like Spain, Italy, and Portugal that celebrate Fathers Day on St Joseph’s day, which is on March 19.
Facts On Some ‘presents’ Of Father’s Day
So let’s see, since father’s day is coming up, you are looking forward to giving a gift. But alas, you are not sure as to what gift is appropriate. Well, maybe these facts can help you a bit.
- Did you know that rose is the official flower for Fathers Day? Giving roses to your loved ones isn’t a new thing. Moreover, according to many cultures, roses signify life. Therefore, next time you visit a flower shop, especially on father’s day, do pick up a rose for your father.
- Well, a great gift for your father can be a beautiful piece of a necktie. But did you know the origin story? Dates are not a hundred percent accurate, but according to the researchers, it’s around 221 BC. Scientists have discovered Chin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor, and his Terracotta army. Moreover, they found that each of the replicas was wearing a tie. Therefore, if you are buying a necktie for your father this year, make sure to tell this interesting story to them. History is important, after all.
Let’s Explore Some Linguistic Facts
Language is arbitrary and nothing escapes ‘language’ ( except feelings, perhaps). Anyway, here’s an interesting fact about the word ‘dad’.
- Many of us like to call our father ‘dad’. But where does the word come from? Well, it is unknown. However, according to the surveys, people of the late fifteenth century started the usage of the word.
But what’s the linguistic significance? Well, according to the linguists, this word dad may have simply come from a baby’s speech, like ‘dada’ or ‘mama’. That’s how a baby first acknowledges their parents.
Ending It With An Interesting Fact
So here’s an interesting fact, if you would like to call one.
- Do you know the record holder of having the most number of children goes to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev from Moscow? Therefore, imagine the number of gifts he received on father’s day.
Final thoughts :
Father’s day does hold a special place in our hearts, and therefore, we must celebrate it the same way as mother’s day. Moreover, telling these interesting facts to your father on this day may also provide you with a great conversation for dinner time.