16.06.2015 / by webadmin
Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complementMother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.
In 1910, a Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.
However, in the 1920s, Dodd stopped promoting the celebration because she was studying in the Art Institute of Chicago, and it faded into relative obscurity, even in Spokane.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.