June is here and that means Father’s Day is right around the corner!
This year, be sure to celebrate Dad (or Grandpa!) with the recognition and love he deserves.
If you don’t know when Father’s Day is this year, there’s no need to worry, as we have it all covered for you in this article.
We’re going to tell you when it is, as well as teach you about the history of Father’s Day and share a few other details you probably don’t know about this special date on the calendar.
It’s time to start making plans for this year’s Father’s Day!
When is Father’s Day in 2020?
Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
If you haven’t already, be sure to get the perfect gift for dad or Grandpa!
The date for Father’s Day changes every year, but just remember that it’s celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year.
History of Father’s Day
Did you know that it was actually a woman who started the celebration?
Her name was Sonora Smart Dodd and she wanted to give male parents the same special celebration that mothers had in May.
She gathered support for her idea, and after some time on June 19, 1910, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in the state of Washington.
There’s more to the history of Father’s Day that you should know, though.
During the two following decades, people tried to tie both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day together to create a “Parents’ Day” instead.
Later, World War II started and Father’s Day was used to pay respects to the American troops.
It wasn’t until May 1, 1972, that President Richard Nixon signed the official Proclamation 4127 declaring Father’s Day a national holiday.
Since June 18, 1972, Father’s Day has been celebrated every year.
How will you celebrate Father’s Day this year?