HISTORY OF FATHER’S DAY
Far from a “Hallmark holiday,” Father’s Day has its origins in medieval Europe, when Catholics dedicated a day to honoring fathers, fatherhood, and all paternal relationships. Fast forward a couple hundred years, and it’s now a holiday held all over the world — a testament to how important fathers and father figures are in societies everywhere. However, be careful. The date fluctuates around the world. In Spain, for example, it’s held on March 19, while in New Zealand, it’s the first Sunday in September. Keep this in mind if you’re traveling, or have family living overseas. There are few things more upsetting than a disappointed dad.
The idea of celebrating parents has its roots in one woman: Ann Reeves Jarvis. Shortly after the Civil War, Jarvis sought to soothe the wounds created over four years of bitter conflict in one divided West Virginia town by choosing a day to celebrate mothers of both confederate and Union soldiers. Known as “Mother’s Work Days” Jarvis hoped that during the newly installed era of peace and reconciliation that previous enemies could begin to sow unity again by celebrating one thing they all had in common.
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INSPIRATIONAL FATHER’S DAY QUOTES
“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” ―Frank A. Clark
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ―Jim Valvano
“He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” ―Tom Wolfe
“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” ―Mike Myers