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Father's Day Fun Facts

Different countries have different traditions and dates for celebrating Father's Day.

In Australia, they celebrate it on the first Sunday of September, while in Catholic countries, it is celebrated on 19 March. Can you tell when it is celebrated in the United States? Read the facts and get to know when.

Father's Day Fun Facts

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Calvin Coolidge was an American President known to be a man of few words. To glorify the fathers as a mark of their obligations, in 1924, he officially supported the celebration of a father’s day.
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The first American President to have supported the idea of a Father’s Day was Calvin Coolidge. However, President Lyndon Johnson signed the declaration recognizing the third week of June as Father’s Day.
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It was in 1910 that the first celebrations of Father’s Day were done. However, it was Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, in her quest to honor her 'Dada,' that she came up with the idea of having a father’s day.
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Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, in her quest to honor her Dad, had coined the idea of having a father’s day. This dates back to 1909.
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For the first time in 1910, father’s day was celebrated on the third Sunday of June. However, in Catholic countries, it is celebrated on 19 March.
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In Russia, Father’s day is observed on 23rd February. It is a dual celebration day for honoring the fathers as well as those serving in the military.
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China is a country that does not recognize the official day for Father’s Day. However, it is celebrated in Hong Kong on the third Sunday of June every year.
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In Germany, father’s day is known as “Vatertag” and is celebrated with women remaining at home and men enjoying all-male activities such as biking and hiking.
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Rose is considered the official flower to be worn or presented on father’s day. While a red rose would signify a loving father, a white one would represent a no more father.
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Although not much liked by Fathers, the tie remains the popular gift received by men on Father’s day every year.

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