History Of Fathers Day
On first sunday of september fathers day is celebrated in Australia.when we honour the fathers and father figures in our lives for all the sacrifices that a father makes in raising and supporting his children and family.It was not always a day dedicated to brightly coloured socks and quirky ties, in Catholic Europe,Father’s Day has reportedly been observed since at least the Middle Ages.Although Father’s Day has been recognised in one form or another for thousands of years,but do you know how this tradition came about?.History Of Fathers Day is quite Interesting.
The history of Fathers Day honouring fathers suggests that it originated in West Virginia in 1908.Grace Golden Clayton suggested to the pastor of her local church that they hold a service to commemorate 361 men (250 of them fathers) killed in a mine explosion.The next year, in 1908, the church held a special service remembering the fathers.At the same time,the uptake of Mother’s Day was growing a woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at church when she decided that there should also be a day to honour fathers. By 1972, the third Sunday in June had been permanently authorised as a national holiday by the US government.
This clears to us little bit history of fathers day
Unlike many other countries, Father’s Day in Australia is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. Although it is commonly celebrated privately within families, there are many communal events on the day that highlight the importance of fathers in society. The day was first celebrated in the United States after a woman named Sonora Dodds sought to create a holiday for men similar to Mother’s Day in 1910. Since then, it has spread to other countries who have also wished to honour fathers and father-figures.
- In China, Father’s Day used to be celebrated on the 8th of August, as eight in Mandarin Chinese is “ba” and a colloquial word for father is “ba-ba” – so the eighth day of the eighth month sounds similar to “daddy”. The day has since been moved to the third Sunday of June.
- In Thailand, Father’s Day was set on December 5, the birthday of the late King Rama IX. Traditionally, Thai people would celebrate by giving their father or grandfather a canna flower, considered to be a masculine flower.
- In Germany, it is called Vatertag (Father’s Day) but is also sometimes known as Männertag (or men’s day). In certain regions of Germany it is traditional for groups of men to hike into the woods with a wagon of beer, wine, and meats.
Fathers Day Gift Ideas And Top Events In Australia
- Buy your father, grandfather, uncle or important father roses and a present he would enjoy. Common gifts on Father’s Day are usually ties, socks, mugs, hats and golfing items.
- Try to learn the word for father in several other languages. In French the word is “père”, in German “vater”, in Spanish and Italian “padre” and in Russian “otets”.
- Spread awareness for the day by posting a picture of yourself with your father, husband, grandfather or important male in your life and use hashtags such as #daddy, #papa, #fathersday and #thegreatestfather.
- Watch a movie that touches on the importance of fathers. Some of our favourites include Finding Nemo (2003), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Like Father, Like Son (1987), My Life (1993) and Paper Moon (1973).
- Donate to a local organisatoin that supports children without fathers. Some organisations to consider include the Australian Childhood Foundation, Coptic Orphans Australia, the World Orphan Fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia.