It’s Father’s Day in Australia

History of Father’s Day.

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother’s Day.

Father’s Day in Australia.

In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated with enthusiasm and joy. What is unique about Father’s Day in Australia is the time in which it is held. Unlike a lot of other countries where Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June, in Australia it is always celebrated on the 1st Sunday in September. (We like to be different)

Any man can be a Father,
but it takes a special person
to be called Dad.

Source:- Click here for more interesting things about Father’s Day.

Embedding was disabled on the video I originally wanted if you would like to
see the hippo and dog singing and dancing please click here.

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2 Responses to It’s Father’s Day in Australia

  1. Jill says:

    Thought you did a really nice job of this for Father’s Day, hope you don’t mind but I sent this page out in an e-mail for Father’s Day yesterday. I enjoyed both of those video’s.

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