Fathers day is on 17th of June, 2012, Sunday.
Fathers day – Celebration of Fatherhood
Father’s Day is celebrating to respect the fathers. It is a celebration of fatherhood and the third Sunday of June is dedicated for fathers.
History of Father’s Day
The celebration of father’s day started in the early twentieth century to compliment Mother’s Day. However, on June 19, 1910, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington started the tradition once again. While seeing the wide recognition of Mother’s Day she felt the importance of starting Father’s Day to recognise the efforts of fathers as well. Her father raised six children including her after the death of her mother. She introduced the idea at first to the Spokane YMCA and thus the first Father’s Day celebrated in 1910.
Father’s Day Facts
Most of the countries are celebrating Father’s Day date on the third Sunday of June. Sonora Smart Dodd started the tradition of celebrating Father’s Day. Calvin Coolidge is the first American president who supported the concept of Father’s Day.
Father's day in India
Though a Hindu majority country, India is also celebrating the Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June. However Indians started celebrating this idea very recently. Father’s day 2012 falls on 17th of this June.
Things to do on Father's day
There are a number of activities are conducting on Father’s Day. Giving wishes to the father and grandfather is the most important one. The children celebrate it by sending pictures, flowers, greetings, etc. As usual, the Disney channel will display games in this year as well.