Maybe your family plans to go out to lunch or dinner. Maybe Dad wants to spend the day at the golf course.
In our strange, news times, the Keating Agency offers a few ideas to show Dad just how much you care.
Father’s Day Celebrations Take Many Forms
While President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day a national holiday in 1914, History says it took 58 years for the official declaration of Father’s Day in the United States. Some believe a day to honor fathers took longer because people are less sentimental about dads.
Sonora Smart Dodd made it her mission to enact a day to celebrate fathers. Her father was a twice widowed Civil War veteran in Washington state who raised 14 children. She believed fathers should be recognized for their important role in children’s lives. She spent decades making her dream come true.
Other countries celebrate the the importance of fathers with special customs. News 4 Jax reports that in Nepal, families conduct a ceremony where sons touch their heads to their father’s feet. In turn, daughters touch their heads to their father’s hands.
In Thailand, fathers receive canna flowers. In South Africa, children fish for their fathers’ dinner.
How do you plan to celebrate this Father’s Day?
Town and Country offers tips for honoring Dad during these unusual times. Some of these include:
- Ordering or cooking brunch
- Taking a bike ride
- Virtually touring a national park or historic site
- Having a Dad movie night
However you celebrate the special Dad in your life, current events have revealed what truly is important in our lives. The Keating Agency wishes you and your family a happy and safe holiday weekend.