Father’s Day - History, Date, Poems & Songs

Father’s Day

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Each year on the third Sunday in the month of June, Father’s Day is celebrated in most countries around the world. The day mostly sees children gifting cards and presents to their fathers and declaring their love for their first hero. This year, are you too looking to surprise your dad on Father’s Day? Do you plan to send a personalized card and write a lovely message? Or do you want to help your child make the perfect card or write the perfect message for his father?

Whether you are looking for a message, fathers day song or a poem, check out our selections below and take your pick. Read more on what day is fathers day and its history.

When Is Fathers Day?

On which date is fathers day celebrated is a debatable topic. Some believe that the celebration and trend of Father’s Day is not even a hundred years old. On the other hand, there are many who believe that Father’s Day was first celebrated more than 4,000 years ago!

According to recent believers, Father’s Day came to

be recognized as a special day due to the hard work and efforts of one Ms. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd from Washington. Let’s take a look at the various theories that abound:

The Earliest History Of Father’s Day:

According to scholars, celebrating Father’s Day is not a new tradition but one that can be traced as far back as to the ruins of Babylon. Scholars note that in the ruins of Babylon, they have a found a message that was left by a boy named Elmesu. The boy had apparently carved a message for Father’s Day on a card that was made out of clay. The message has been recorded to be dated more than 4,000 years ago. In the card, the boy had wished a long life and good health for his father.

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The History Of Fathers Day As Per The US Tradition:

The modern day celebrations of Father’s Day are believed to have originated in the United States of America. According to popular belief, Ms. Sonora from Washington is the lady who is responsible for making Father’s Day a worldwide phenomenon today. It is believed that sometime in the year 1909, Ms. Sonora heard a sermon on Mother’s Day. At the time she was about 27 years of age and found it odd that even though there was a day to honor mothers, there was no day marked out to honor fathers. Her own father, Mr. William Jackson Smart, was a Civil War veteran and was a loving dad to Sonora. When Sonora’s mother died giving birth even when Sonora was 16, her father raised the new baby and Sonora and her siblings on his own. It was obvious Ms. Sonora felt so strongly about the need for a Father’s Day.

Ms. Sonora soon started a campaign to raise interest in Father’s Day in the US and help mark a day to celebrate it for fathers. The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and the Spokane Ministerial Association came out in support of the cause. With their contributed efforts, the first ever Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane in the year 1910. The date was 19th of June. Initially people were not sure about the celebrations, but each year on, it gained more and more popularity. Today, Father’s Day is celebrated with as much celebration as Mother’s Day and in many countries around the world.

Father’s Day Poems And Songs:

Here is our selection of some happy Fathers Day poems and songs that will make great additions to any card, drawing or gift:

  1. Who is a father? A father is someone who wants to catch you before you fall, but instead, picks you up and brushes you off, and lets you try again. A father is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence each time you get hurt. A father is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed and has faith in you even when you fail.
  1. Dear Father – I just want to let you know, you mean the world to me, only a heart as dear as yours, would give so unselfishly. The many things you’ve done, all the times that you were there, help me know deep down inside, how much you really care. Even though I might not say, I appreciate all you do, richly blessed is how I feel, having a Father just like you.

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  1. I love to wear my daddy’s shoes, even though my feet are small. When they are in my daddy’s shoes, I feel 10 feet tall. Some day I’ll grow to fill them, I only hope to be, as fine a man and great a dad, as my daddy is to me.