Father's Day, celebrated on the third Sunday of June in most parts of the world, falls on June 19 this year. Unlike Mother's Day, there are different accounts that describe the history and origin of the day dedicated for fatherhood.
According to Dictionary.com, observing a special day for fathers began with Sondra Smart Dodd, who got inspired by Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Soon, Dodd decided to celebrate a day to honour the contributions of fathers to the society and it is believed that the first Father's Day was celebrated in June 1910 in Washington State coinciding with her father's birth month.
Although U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson had proclaimed Father's Day a national holiday in 1966; it was officially signed as a federal holiday by then president Richard Nixon in 1972. Meanwhile, Grace Golden Clayton's name is also connected with the origin of Father's Day. She is said to have organised an event to honour the fathers killed in Monongah mining disaster in 1907 about six months after mishap.
Check out some quotes and messages by famous personalities to be shared with your father on Father's Day 2015:
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. â€” Jim Valvano, Basketball player.
It is a wise father that knows his own child. â€” William Shakespeare, writer
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend. â€” Tiger Woods, Golfer.
Father's Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, 'This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are. â€” Michael Gurian, author
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father. â€” Frank Abagnale, consultant.
Few sons are like their fathers â€“ many are worse, few better. â€“ Homer, Greek philosopher and author of "The Odyssey"
The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad! â€” Author Unknown
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. â€” Pope John XXIII
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. â€” Wade Boggs, Baseball player.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. â€” Sigmund Freud, neurologist.
Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad. â€” Anne Geddes, photographer.
Check wishes, messages and greetings to be shared on Father's Day 2016 here:
You are my first hero and you guided me throughout my life. Happy Father's Day 2016.
I might have fought million times with you, but I knew all you wanted was to see me happy always. Thank you for being a best dad for me. Happy Father's Day.
When I fell down, you took me up,
When I was down, you consoled me,
When I argued, you just listened,
When I made you cry, he loved me more,
Now, with you not around me, I realise how much you cared for me.
Miss you dad.
You were always there to take care of me when I wanted your support the most. Thank you dad. Happy Father's Day.
When I did something naughty, you supported me.
When I pranked you, you played to make me happy.
Now, without you in this world, I feel so lonely.
Miss you a lot father.
Please be my father in my next birth too.
You are too awesome as a father and as my best friend.
I love you now and always. Happy Father's Day.
Mom has told many times that I was the most naughtiest girl in our family. Thank you dad for suffering me throughout. You are the best.
You are definitely the best thing that happened in my life. You are a good husband, a great father and the greatest grandpa. Happy Father's Day pa.
I might not call you each and every day, but you are always in my thoughts. Sorry for living miles away from you and for not spending your special day together at home. Wishing you all the greetings of Father's Day.
Thank you dad for guiding me and making me a better person. You will and always be my strength. Thinking of you itself makes me strong enough to take wise decisions in my life. You are the best pa. Happy Father's Day.
For all those big and small things you do,
For being so wonderful man,
You deserve the best kind of Father's Day.
So just relax and have fun.
Celebrate the day being you.
Happy Father's Day buddy.