Father’s Day is celebrated on this day of 20th June 2021, the third Sunday. It’s the day of the year, to celebrate all the hardship of a father and to respect fatherhood. This is the day, which gives you the opportunity to show him, how much he means to your life.
Importance of Father’s Day
Father’s Day is the day, made to celebrate the hardships, contributions made by a father to his family. As the quote says “To the World, You are a Dad. To our family You are the World”, it defines the importance of a father or father-like figure in a family.
On this day, the children show their gratitude, respect towards their father or father-like figure for all the vital roles he played in their life. They celebrate the day by wishing, giving cards & gifts, arranging parties. Some also spend the day with their father by engaging themselves in the activities that their father loves to like – riding, playing, watching television or movies, etc.
Father’s Day is celebrated around the world at different times, but in India, it is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June Month. To show respect for the paternal bond, arrangements are done by the children to celebrate this day. But, in the present time, it is noticed that many of the children settle far from land for their carrier. Stays at U.S., Canada, Australia, or other parts. Being internet-accessible easily, they are able to connect with their parents and families in India easily. Even the growing e-commerce industry in India has made it possible to buy the desired gift for their father and wish him on Father’s Day.
History behind Father’s Day:
Father’s Day was first celebrated in the year 1910 in the USA. A lady named Sonora Smart Dodd, being inspired by Mother’s Day celebration, convinced the church to celebrate Father’s Day to show respect and love to her father. Sonora’s father was a single parent who raised six children. Sonora asked permission from the pastor of her church so that she can celebrate and acknowledge the hardship and sacrifices her father did to raise them up on her father’s birthday- which was the 5th of June.
However, her petition was not accepted. After much waiting, she was finally able to convince all to participate in celebrating Father’s Day which was finalized on the third Sunday of June. Later, the UK started also started celebrating this day to show the love of paternal bond.
Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries around the world. Some of the countries have even announced a national holiday on this day.
In English this day is known as Father’s Day, in Dutch – Vaderdag, in French – Fete Des Peres, in Spanish – Dia del Padre, in German – Vatertag. The name can differ according to the language, but the meaning remains the same for everyone – celebrate the day to show love and respect to a father or father-like figure.
Being a father, I can understand how difficult is to be a father. The hardships, sacrifices done, unconditional love, always encouraging, being by the side all the tough times. Sacrificing his dreams for the betterment of my future. “On this day, I want to thank my Dad, for all the things he has done for me, for showing me the right path. You are the one for what I am today. You are my idol.”
Father’s Day Celebration Date in India:
- 2021 – 20th June, Sunday
- 2022 – 19th June, Sunday
- 2023 – 18th June, Sunday
- 2024 – 16th June, Sunday
- 2025 – 15th June, Sunday
Some quotes for Father’s Day
- “Dads are heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers. Happy Father’s Day to all amazing dads”
- “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert
- “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” – Calvin Johnson
- “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Prevost Abbe
- “The gift of a Father cannot be seen by our eyes, yet he sacrificed his every breath, sweat, and everything to comfort us, his family.” – King Tony S. Singh
- “One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.” – George Herbert
- “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs.” – Pam Brown