Father’s Day 2022 and its Significance

Father’s Day 2022 and its Significance

Father’s Day is a celebration of fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries throughout Europe, March 19 has been celebrated as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. It was first observed on the third Sunday of June in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who founded Father’s Day in the United States. The day is observed on different dates around the world, and each region has its own traditions to recognize fatherhood.

In many countries, Father’s Day is celebrated at different times of the year, but in India, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. In 2022, Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 19.

A father is a role model, guide, superhero, friend, and protector who stands by his children at all times. We learn the value of life from them, and they are the ones who pick us up when we fall and give us the strength to fight again. Every year, Father’s Day is celebrated across the globe to honor father’s sacrifice.

History of Father’s Day

The first Father’s Day was celebrated in the United States on July 5, 1908, following a mining accident in West Virginia. Grace Golden, a devotee of the reverend, proposed a Sunday service for those who died in the accident.

Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of observing Father’s Day in honor of her father, William Jackson Smart, a few years later. Dodd’s father was a civil war veteran and raised her and her five siblings as a single parent. After she completed her education, she began promoting Father’s Day at a national level.

After President Richard Nixon signed a declaration in 1972, Father’s Day gained popularity in the US. Since then, Father’s Day has been celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.

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Father’s Day 2022 Quotes

“The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” —Justin Ricklefs

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” —George Herbert

“A girl’s first true love is her father.” —Marisol Santiago

“A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.” —Susan Gale

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” —William Shakespeare

“A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.” —Dimitri the Stoneheart

“No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” — Abraham Lincoln

“A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.” —Susan Gale

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was love for her father.” —Harper Lee

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