When: Third Sunday of June
Writing a heartfelt message in the form of a greeting card. Taking your Father to a sporting event. Cooking your Fathers favorite meal. In Remembrance by placing flowers at a gravesite.
According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend over 16 Billion in 2019.
Today we honor Father's and Fatherhood. On this day good ole Dad is to be remembered, cherished and loved. Being a Father can often be overwhelming and the responsibilities that are carried out should not be forgotten. For many years the idea of a day to honor Fathers was met with disdain from stubborn, independent men that thought such recognition was to feminine. Over fifty years after Mothers were officially recognized for motherhood in the United States and after many suggestions, attempts and informal recognition as a day to celebrate Fathers, the day was finally signed into a permanent national holiday in 1972 by President Richard Nixon. The Although similar to another popular mens holiday called International Mens Day, Father's Day is reserved only for those men who have sons and daughters. As with Mother's day there is some commercialization of the holiday that bring retail stores hundreds of millions of dollars. Popular gifts given to Fathers include greeting cards, neckties, golf equipment, and socks. We all know how much the Father has done for the family and today is an opportunity to tell him thanks by giving him a big hug, a call or even the big piece of chicken at dinner time.