What Does it Mean?

Fathers Day

Father's Day was the inspiration of Sonora Smart of Washington USA, who decided to create a special day for her father, William Smart, after attending a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. She wanted to honour her widowed father who had single-handedly cared for her five siblings after their mother had died during childbirth.

In June 1910 she created the First father's Day Celebration, the month her father was born. The idea proved so popular, that by 1924 President Coolidge wanted to create a national Father's Day. However it wasn't until 1972 that President Nixon finally took steps to officially make the third Sunday of June FATHER'S DAY