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Father's Day

   Fathers are the priceless gifts of undying love and support from God. Life would surely not seem so good if it wasn't for our dad’s .Here's a brief note on the interesting history of Father's day and how it all came into practice and celebrated now in various special ways all over the world. I'm sure you wouldn't like to miss out on this piece of valuable info and share it with others too.

   The idea of creating a day for children to honor their father began in Spokane, Washington US. Sonora Smart had introduced the thought while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Sonora Smart, along with her siblings was single-handedly raised by her father, William Jackson Smart after the death of her mother. In order to convey her love, appreciation and regards for her father she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910 as Sonora's father was born in June.

   President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day and The National Father's Day Committee was officially formed in New York City in 1926. A Joint Resolution of Congress recognized the Father's day in 1956 and in 1966 which finally made it permanent in 1972. President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Thus,the Father's Day, bourne out of a daughter's love and respect for her father came into practice and eventually is celebrated across the world over in the recent times. However,the Father's Day celebrations take place at different times of the year.