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The Meaning and Traditions of Father’s Day

12. June 2012 by Christy 0 Comments

Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day, a day when millions of Americans will honor their fathers and give thanks for the love, guidance, and support provided by dad. However, Father’s day isn’t just an American holiday. Men in Canada and the United Kingdom also celebrate Father’s Day the third Sunday in June.

The first Father’s Day celebration took place on July 5, 1908. A woman named Grace Golden Clayton created the holiday to honor the over 200 fathers who died in the Monongah, West Virginia mining disaster. Two years later, a Washington woman organized her own Father’s Day celebration, and the special holiday soon became a national tradition. However, Father’s Day did not become an official holiday until President Nixon signed a bill in 1972.
 
Each family celebrates Father’s Day their own unique way. However, it’s customary for children (grown or not) to present their father with a card or gift or take dad out for a nice meal. Many people choose to honor other fathers as well, not just their own, so grandpas, uncles, brothers, and co-workers might also receive special recognition.

Many of the men on Hot Russian Brides and Russian Love Match are fathers. Why not make a gentleman’s day by wishing him a happy Father’s Day and asking him how he plans to spend this special holiday? He will surely appreciate it.