Father’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, 21 June 2020.
Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, India, Pakistan and many other countries. Australia and New Zealand tribute to fathers on the first Sunday of September.
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring Dads and celebrating fatherhood, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, though more than 111 countries have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day is analogous to Sibling’s Day, Mother’s Day, Family Day and Parent’s Day in celebrations. Father’s Day is not a United Nations Observance so Father’s Day is not proffered by a specific theme by the UNs.
Father’s Day 2020 Sunday, 21 June 2020
Father’s Day 2021 Sunday, 20 June 2021
Father’s Day 2022 Sunday, 19 June 2022
Father’s Day Importance
Father’s Day is celebrated in the honor of good-hearted and strict paternal figures. You can wish this day to a person whom you consider your father or who is precious in your life as a father or dad, guardian, or a person like that. Many people don’t need a specific day to honor their fathers however one designated day helps us to remember this moral duty if we have a heart filled with love and compassion for our close relationships. Many people celebrate father’s day by recollecting their childhood memories with their fathers and giving them gifts like flowers, fitness gadgets, gardening tools, surprise outdoor parties and indoor dinner parties, and anything that can make their father happy. This is a wonderful day to make our fathers happy and make them feel that they brought up thankful offspring.
Father is a glamorized figure in almost every religion and culture. It is because of the important role of a father in the nurturing (growth) of a child. Bible says about father:
“Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”
(Proverbs 23:22, New International Version)
This quote from the scripture of the largest religion of the world suggests that father is a revered figure in most of the world.
Father’s Day History
Sonora Smart Dodd is credited with founding this beautiful day in the honor of those who sacrificed their present for our future (our parents, mom, and dad). Dodd was born in Arkansas, the United States of America. Her father William Jackson Smart was a Civil War veteran and he brought up his six children including Sonora Smart being a single parent. Dodd glamorized her authoritarian father as a “very strict man” and expressed that his strictness was the main reason behind her family’s unity. For the first time, Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington, thanks to the struggle of Sonora Smart Dodd.
In 1972 President Richard Nixon declared a permanent national holiday on father’s day. By the mid-1980s, the Father’s Day Council declared “Father’s Day” as a Second Christmas for all the men’s gift-oriented industries.
Father’s Day 2020 Celebrations
Father’s Day is not designated to revere solely one’s biological father rather modern Father’s Day suggests that we should celebrate this day with those whom we consider worthy to be our father even if they are not our fathers biologically or legally. Father’s Day is an important celebration in our lives in two ways. In one way, it gives us an opportunity to thank our fathers for their sacrifices. on the other side, it helps us to understand the challenges of fatherhood. It also teaches us to stay responsible while dealing with our children because they will have to lift the burden of the nation on their shoulders on the day. It is our moral obligation to train them well for such hard times.
Father’s Day Activities
Father’s Day 2020 is not a Public holiday however some NGOs and Governments arrange this day’s celebrations. Are you also confused about how to celebrate Father’s Day? Let me give you a few suggestions and you can plan Father’s Day your activities.
- Buy flowers to wish your father.
- Start your day by wishing your father this day and thank him for bringing you up.
- Bring a Father’s Day gift for him that you can afford and you think that it would make him happy.
- Plan a brunch or dinner together.
- Plan an outing party with your family.
- Spare time to watch a movie together or have a sitting together.
- Share your childhood memories and feelings with your father.
- If you are celebrating the day with someone other than your biological father, express your feelings with compassion and make him/her realize how much you revere him/her.
- Follow hashtag trends like #FathersDay on Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
- Share your favorite quotes about the importance of father or Father’s Day with your friends and followers.
- Look for men who lost their children and share your happiness with them rather than make them part of this happiness in the way you can afford it.
Father’s Day Gifts
Many options are available if you want to surprise your father with a Father’s Day gift. Certain things are mentioned below if you are going to buy something for your father.
- Book: 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes by Elias Hill
- Cuff links
- Gardening Tools
- Dad’s Favorite Book(s)
- His favorite music instruments
- Anything that you think he would like
- Men’s Wicked Good Moccasins (Comfortable Shoes)
- Check if you can buy him a heater or Air Conditioner.
- Apple AirPods Pro
- The best gift for him would be your company all day, try to give him this cheap and valuable gift.
Father’s Day Quotes
You can share the following quotes on Father’s Day:
- “A girl’s first true love is her father”. (Marisol Santiago)
- “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” (George Herbert)
- “A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day”. (Susan Gale)
- “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.” (Dimitri the Stoneheart)
- “Fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” (Erika Cosby)
- “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” (Fanny Fern)
- “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” (Tim Russert)
- “No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word―father.” (Lydia Maria Child)
- “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.” (Dan Pearce)
- “Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.” (John Mayer)
- “We must break down the barriers that prevent fathers from providing their babies and young children a conducive environment for them to thrive, including love, play, protection, and nutritious food.” ( Laurence Chandy, UNICEFDirector of Data, Research and Policy)