Father’s Day 2024: Date, History, Significance, and How To Celebrate the Event

Father’s Day 2024: Know how you can celebrate the event and make its special this year.

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Father's Day 2024: Father’s Day is a day to honour and appreciate the fathers in our lives. It’s a time for children, young and old, to express their love and gratitude for their fathers and father figures. In many countries, Father’s Day is also a day to recognize the important role that fathers play in shaping families and society.

Father's Day 2024 is set to be observed on Sunday, 16 June. The preparations to celebrate the day begin way ahead because people want to make it memorable for their fathers. It is a time to appreciate their sacrifices and efforts to build a better life for us. You should observe the day in your way and show your love for your father.


Father’s Day 2024: History

The tradition of Father’s Day dates back to the early 20th century. The first known Father’s Day celebration was held on 19 June 1910, in Spokane, Washington. It was organized by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was inspired to honour her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and a single parent who raised six children.

Dodd’s campaign for Father’s Day gained momentum, and in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national day to honor fathers.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed it into law, making Father’s Day a permanent national holiday in the United States. Today, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

It’s a day to celebrate not just biological fathers but also stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other male figures who provide guidance, support, and love.

Father’s Day 2024: Significance

Father’s Day is a day to recognize the essential role that fathers play in the development and well-being of their children. It’s also a day to honour the sacrifices that fathers often make for the sake of their children. Father’s Day is a time for love, gratitude, and respect.

Everyone should celebrate this special day by planning small surprises for the male figures in their lives. It is a time to appreciate their presence and make them feel valued.

Father's Day is observed every year. All those who cannot spend enough time with their father because of a busy schedule should use the opportunity. Spend time with your father and make them happy.

Father’s Day 2024: How To Celebrate

Let's take a look at the ways you can try to celebrate Father's Day 2024 and make the event special:

Buy Gifts

You can buy some thoughtful gifts for your father to celebrate the event. Make sure to buy a present that is useful and expresses your love for them. Sometimes, gifts are the best way to show your gratitude and appreciation.

Organise a Dinner

You can organise a special dinner at home or take your father to a nice restaurant on Father's Day. You can take him to his favourite restaurant. This gesture is sure to bring a smile to their face on this important day.

Spend Time

Apart from buying presents and planning surprises, make sure to spend as much time as you can with your father. This is the best gift you can give them. Since Father's Day is a holiday, keep all your work aside and spend time with them.

(Disclaimer: Parts of this article were generated by AI and published after the content was editorially modified and verified by a human based on their own judgement and expertise. The Quint does not publish AI-generated content without direct human involvement and oversight).

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