Father’s Day is celebrated to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.
This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 20, 2021. However, just remember that Father’s Day always falls on the third Sunday in June.
Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, most countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.
Unlike Mother’s Day, which has somber origins, Father’s Day has relatively light roots—and was created by a woman.
According to History.com, back in 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, “tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents.” She went around to local businesses to gather support for her idea, and on June 19, 1910, the state of Washington celebrated the first-ever Father’s Day.
Later in 1966, American President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers and declared the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.