Sunday, June 3rd

Father’s Day FAQ

Since July 19, 1910, when the state of Washington’s governor proclaimed the first Father’s Day in the United States – it would finally become a national federal holiday under President Richard Nixon in 1972 – Americans have celebrated a special day just for Dads.

“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
—–Johann Schiller

Father’s Day takes place annually on the third Sunday in June (in 2012, this is June 17). Enjoy some facts and figures about this special holiday in this Father’s Day FAQ.

  1. In the 1920s, a movement began to abolish Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in favor of a single holiday, Parents Day, but the notion didn’t catch on and faded away in the 1930s.
  2. During World War II, it was suggested by retailers and advertisers that celebrating Father’s Day supported the war effort and increased the morale of American troops. U.S. citizens responded favorably. Following the war, Father’s Day was a well established (though not yet official) nationwide celebration.
  3. It took 58 years longer for Father’s Day to become an official national holiday than Mother’s Day!
  4. Electronics, clothing, and greeting cards are the most popular gifts to give for Father’s Day – Americans spend an estimated $1.4 billion on each category. In total, $11 billion is spent annually on the nation’s dads.
  5. What’s the second most popular gift to give your father, right after electronic doo-dads? A hug!

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