Who is behind Father's Day?
Father's Day is from the United States, it was instituted by President Calvin Coolidge in 1910. The idea of setting up a Father's Day comes from Sonora Louise Smart Dodd whose mother had passed away. so is his father William Smart who raised his six children by himself. She made her first request in 1909. The first Father's Day celebration was held on June 19, 1910, in Washington State and some other states. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge proposed that the holiday be national, but it was not until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential statement that establishes the third Sunday of June on Father's Day nationwide.
Important Dates of Father's Day:
June 19, 1910 is the first important date of Father's Day since it is the date of the first Father's Day in the United States of America. 1952 is the year of the officialization of Father's Day in France, so this date is important.
Father's Day usually takes place on the 3rd Sunday of June in most countries.
Some countries do not follow the rule of the third Sunday of June to set the date of Father's Day, among them we find:
Italy - Father's Day: March 19th
Belgium - date of Father's Day: 2nd Sunday of June
Dates of Father's Day:
The date of Father's Day is set for the third Sunday of June.
June 18, 2017
June 17, 2018
June 16, 2019
June 21, 2020
June 20, 2021
June 19, 2022
June 18, 2023
June 16, 2024
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