Saturday, June 18, 2005

Fathers Day History

Father's day is a special day for everyone!
We use this day to honour our fathers all over the world!
We celebrate this holiday on the third Sunday in June.

A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington,
thought of the idea for Fathers day while listening to a Mother's day sermon in 1909.

Her father, Henry Jackson Smart, had raised Sonora after her mother died and she wanted him to know how special he was to her.

Her father was born in June, so she chose that month to celebrate the new holiday!

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