Why We Celebrate Our Fathers:
On the third Sunday of July we celebrate Father’s Day to honor our fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in our society. It is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries throughout the world.
The History of Fathers Day:
On July 19, 1910, the governor of Washington proclaimed the countries first “Father’s Day.” However, it would take another 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that Father’s Day would become a national holiday in the United States.
In 1972 Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. Today, economists estimate that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.