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Father's Day is a special occasion dedicated to honouring and celebrating fathers, paternal bonds, and the role of fathers in society. Across the globe, it is a day to express love, gratitude, and appreciation for the selfless care and support that fathers provide. The observance is marked by various activities, including spending quality time together, giving gifts, and participating in events that highlight the importance of fathers in family life.
The first Father's Day celebration took place in 1910 in Spokane, Washington, founded by Sonora Smart Dodd in memory of her father, a Civil War veteran and a single parent who raised six children. In Canada, Father's Day gained popularity in the late 20th century, with families recognizing the significant impact of father figures on their lives. Canadians value the contributions of fathers and consider them as role models who play an indispensable part in nurturing, guiding, and producing well-rounded citizens.
On Father's Day in Canada, typical observances include family gatherings, outdoor adventures, and various recreational activities. Barbecues, picnics, and sports events are popular ways to celebrate the day, as they provide opportunities for bonding and creating cherished memories. Gift-giving is also a common practice, with many Canadians choosing presents that reflect their father’s interests, from tools and gadgets to sports equipment and personalized items. Father's Day is observed on June 18th this year.
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Father's Day references and related sitesThe Library of Congress: Honor Your Father US Census: Facts for Features, Father's Day www.census.gov: Census Living Arrangements 2022