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Friday, June 13, 2008

Celebrate Father's Day - 15th June

Celebrate Father's Day - 15th June

According to wikipedia,:-

"Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving to fathers and family-oriented activities. This year it will be celebrated on June 15th in most countries."

About Fathers Day

"The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day."

Read more at the link below:
http://festivals.tajonline.com/fathers-day.php

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a DADDY!
Happy Father's Day to all the Daddys in the World!!

Read the history and get great quotes and facts on father's day at this link:

http://wilstar.com/holidays/fathers.htm

Get E-greetings, greeting cards to wish your father for a special day:

http://egreetings.indiatimes.com/egreet/subcategory.jsp?subcatid=130202

As Father's Day approaches, many men are mourning the deaths of their sons and daughters. Here in Jamaica, murders and road fata-lities continue to plunder our male population. Hundreds of children are fatherless, several women being rendered single moms.

We know that Father's Day will be a trying time for those who mourn, and we ask that those of us whose fathers are still alive reach out in love and comfort.

Read all about it here:
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20080612/news/news7.html

2 comments:

Ali said...

What a nice post! My dad got me started in blogging when I was 12 years old and I'm so grateful to him.

Aloha

Ali

kanwarpriya said...

Ali,

Thanks for your comment.

regards,
kanwarpriya

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