This holiday is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June.
This Sunday, Americans celebrate Father’s Day. This holiday is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June.
On this day, American families honor their fathers. They are given gifts, and dinners in restaurants are arranged in their honor.
According to the website History.com , Father’s Day was first celebrated on July 5, 1908, when the West Virginia Church held a service in memory of the 362 men who died in December as a result of explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah. However, this was a one-time, not an annual event.
According to History, Sonora Smart Dodd, who lived in Spokane, Washington, first tried to make it an annual event. She had five brothers and sisters; her father, widowed early, raised six children.
Dodd’s initiative proved successful, and in 1910 Washington celebrated Father’s Day statewide for the first time.
Gradually, this custom spread throughout the country.
According to some reports, Americans spend more than a billion dollars annually on Father’s Day gifts.