Fathers Day 2020: Happy Fathers Day History, Significance, How to celebrate Fathers day & Special Quotes

Father's Day 2020: Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday of June month every year to honour fatherhood, and the role fathers play in society. Read the article and get information about History of Father's Day, How is the day celebrated & Special Quotes of Father's Day. Let's take the day to celebrate the Fathers in the world.

Sheena | Updated Jun 20, 2020 13:01 PM

Fathers Day 2020: Happy Fathers Day History, Significance, How to celebrate Fathers day & Special Quotes

Father's day 2020

Father's day is observed on 21 June 2020. The day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June month every year. Father's day is celebrated to honor fatherhood and the contribution of fathers to society. The day celebrates father figures including biological fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers.

In many countries, Father's day is observed on the third Sunday of June every year. The day is focused to celebrate male parenting. The day highlights that as much as mothers are important fathers too are an important part of the family. 

What is the History of Father's Day?

The celebration of Father's Day can be traced back to 1910. It is believed that the observation of the Father's Day was initiated by Mrs. Sanora Smart Dodd. Sanora, along with her five siblings were brought up by his father after their mother died in childbirth. Sanora's father did not remarry or place his children under the care of others. She initiated the Father's day after hearing a sermon about Mother's day by Anna Jarvis at Central Methodist Episcopal Church. Sanora approached the leaders and proposed to establish a day to honor fathers, which would mirror Mother's Day.

In the year 1913, Congress received a bill aiming at recognizing Father's Day. The bill was rejected in 1916 to have the day made official for fear that it would become just another commercialized holiday. Later in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson approved the idea to observe Father's Day. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge officially launched the Father's day.

In 1966, as men left their families to fight in World War II, the fathers' contribution to families was felt. In 1966, The United States President Lyndon B Johnson issued a proclamation designating Father's Day USA to be observed on the third Sunday in June. In the year 1972, President Richard Nixon signed it into law as a permanent national commemorative day and announced that the third Sunday in June would be Father's Day.

What is the role played by a Father?

Several studies say that father-child play is important for children as it is physical and highly stimulating. It allows the children to experience the activation and regulation of arousal. It will also help the children to understand and test boundaries in a safe environment, which helps them in countless ways as they figure out the world. It is well-known that fathers play an essential and important role in the upbringing of their children. Some of the ways through which the fathers tend to be involved with their children are by:

  • Communicating

  • Teaching

  • Monitoring

  • Engaging in thought processes

  • Providing

  • Showing affection

  • Protecting

  • Supporting emotionally

  • Running errands

  • Caregiving

  • Engaging in child-related maintenance

  • Sharing interests

  • Being available

  • Planning

  • Sharing activities

How is Father’s Day celebrated?

On this special day, many people make a special effort for their father or father figures. You can celebrate Father's day by the following:
On this day some people visit their fathers and surprise them
Some give cards, flowers or other gifts including clothing or sporting equipment, or luxury food items
Different families celebrate Father's day with different traditions by getting together and having a special dinner. 
The celebration ranges from a phone call or greetings card to large parties honoring all father figures in an extended family. 

In India:

In India, Father's Day is a relatively new concept. But, there is a greater awareness of Father's Day events in metropolitan cities and bigger towns in India. Father's Day celebrations is aimed to stress the important role of fathers in nurturing children and building a stronger society.

How to celebrate Father's day amid COVID-19 pandemic?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic this year, one can not take their Father out to a celebratory dinner. Instead, you can surprise them with gifts and greeting card ideas that will brighten your dad's day. Here are some of the ways to celebrate Father's day:

  • Cook his favourite meal or order his favourite dish and surprise him. 

  • Let him know how much he means to you by presenting him with special gifts & poems. Some of the gift ideas include sporting gear, gadgets, and tools for household maintenance.

  • Help your children to prepare handmade cards and gifts to their fathers. 

  • Gather your family & honor all the fathers & father figures. 

  • Spending the holiday with your father by doing some of his favorite activities. 

  • Watch his favourite sport or movie with him on a special day

  • All Fathers can take the President's Fatherhood Pledge.

What are the alternative Days for Father's Day?

Countries like the US, UK, France, Cyprus, South Africa, Greece, Japan, Canada, Netherlands, and South Arabia celebrate Father's day on the third Sunday of June. But, some countries observe Father's day on an entirely different date.

  • Russia celebrates Father's day 23rd February

  • Italy, Portugal, and Spain celebrate Father's Day on 19th March

  • In Switzerland Father's day is celebrated on the first Sunday of June

  • Austria and Belgium celebrate it on the second Sunday in June

  • Australia and New Zealand observes the day on the first Sunday of September

  • Germany celebrates Father's Day on 30 May

  • Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan marks the day on the first day of Summer

  • Scandinavian countries celebrate the day on the second Saturday of November

  • Thailand celebrates Father's day on December 5, which is the birthday of the country’s king. 

  • Brazil, the day is celebrated on Second Sunday of August

Father's Day - Special Quotes

"If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don't ever die." - Leo Buscaglia

Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice. - Charles Kettering

To the world, you are a dad. To our family, you are the world. - Unknown

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. - Billy Graham

"The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows. - Richelle E. Goodrich

A Father is a man who expects his son to be as he meant to be - Frank A.Clark

Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn - Matthew McConaughey

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." - Unknown

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Father’s Day - 2020

1. When was the word dad introduced?

The word Dad was first recorded in English around the 1500s. The ancestry isn’t clear. Even the Oxford English Dictionary does not give an actual origin and there is no evidence about the origin of the day.

2. What shall I buy for my dad on Father's day?

Here are a few suggestions you can use to surprise you, dad, on this Father's day:

  • a fitness gadget
  • a handyman's pen
  • a tasty project
  • personalized golf balls
  • a portable couch table
  • a wireless charger
  • a travel-bag collection
3. What can I make my Dad for Father's Day homemade?

To surprise your dad on the Father's day, you can do any of the following below listed things:

  • Mustache Mug
  • Mini Mint Tin Toolboxes
  • I Love You This Much Card
  • Luggage Handle Cover
  • Father’s Day Candy Gram
  • Homemade Fishing Rod & Reel
  • Sketch A Shirt
  • Soda Can Coasters
  • Father’s Day Questionnaire
  • Bow Ties Card
  • Father’s Day Crown
  • Hand Print Art
  • Father’s Day Paper Coffee Cup
4. What can I present my stepdad on Father's day?

We have provided a list of the present from which you can pick on to present your stepdad on Father's day:

  • Stepdad Keychain
  • Novel Duffel
  • Beeropoly
  • Sleep Aid Device
  • Father's Day Card
  • Stepdad Engraved Multi-Tool Pocket Knife
  • Wireless In-Ear Headphones
  • Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer
  • Upcycled Record Coasters