Father’s Day is celebrated universally every third Sunday of June. Falling on June 16 this year, this day is all about celebrating and acknowledging all the sacrifices our fathers have made to give us the wonderful upbringing we’ve all got.
History Behind Father’s Day
The idea of a special day to celebrate and honour fatherhood was first introduced in the United States in June, 1910. Since then it was celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year. Founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Dodd, Father’s Day first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day at Central Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.
Dad’s the Best
For every daughter, her father’s been her first love and for every son, his father’s been his constant confidante. From being a teacher, to a disciplinarian to a friend, our fathers have been there for us through every phase of our life and in every life altering experience that we’ve been through.
A while back we came up with different shades of mother we all see. We decided to run something similar for our beloved Dad’s. Hearts of hearts, whatever character our fathers play during our shaping years, their solo motto has always been to bring about the best in their children.
Tech Savvy Dad
Well, he’s the corporate icon. He loves gadgets. And he’s your go-to person for any advice on the latest cell phones and laptops. More recently, the fitness gadgets and apps. Oh and yes, he is extremely active on all the social media!
Up-to Date Dad
He is aware of all the current affairs, of everything brewing in the world. He knows all about the lingos and can be a hands-on detective too!
This you’d see especially if you are a daughter. From prying on your male friends to getting suspicious of you late nights, he will go an extra mile to make sure no harm comes your way.
Kitchen King Dad
Trust him to dish up the best culinaries, especially when Mom isn’t around. And believ us, there is something extra special in the food that Dad’s prepare.
He is a pro at everything. Dance, music, movies, fashion, driving cars- he aces everything!
Era Gone By Dad
Well, we all will see this side to our fathers someday where they will reminisce the years gone by and chip in how those were the golden days. All you have to do is nod and play along!
Go Traditional this Father’s Day
Celebrate it old school this time. Spend time with him. Listen to his stories. Discuss your life with him. Go on a lunch date. Go for a drive. Cook him dinner. Because that’s what he wants, your time! And for starters, gift him some traditional outfits. He’ll love them, we promise!
Oh and one tip, watch the India vs Pakistan World cup with him. Cheer along and it’ll be the best match you’d have ever watched!
Happy Father’s Day, from us to yours!