Blog

<< back to all

The History of Father's Day


With Father's Day approaching this Sunday, I decided to research the history of Father's Day and how it came to be a national holiday. 

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.  It is a day to celebrate the Fathers of the world and to give them a "day off" from parental obligations.  But where did it start and how did it become a national holiday? 

In December of 1907, there was an explosion in the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, West Virginia that killed 362 men. This was the first recorded "Father's Day" but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday, yet.  In 1910 a Spokane, Washington woman named Sonora Smart Dodd tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents.  She went all around Spokane to businesses and government buildings to try and rally support for her new holiday.  She was successful in her endeavor and on June 19, 1910, Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day.  The holiday started to gain momentum in the United States and in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge urged all state governments to observe Father’s Day.  Over time, Father's day was celebrated by more and more people and it became a federal holiday in 1972 when Richard Nixon signed a proclamation declaring it one.  Today, Father's Day is celebrated by most in the United States and economist estimate that Americans spend over 1 billion dollars a year on Father's Day gifts alone.   

 

Source:

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day By Dillon Landfried - Jun 13, 2019

Recent Posts

October Market Snapshot

The History of Day Light Saving Time

Colorado Traction Laws Change This Season

Market Snapshot

The Origins of Halloween

3 Really Cool Halloween Events for Kids in Denver

5 Hacks to Reduce Stress

The Pros and Cons if HOA's

5 DIY Projects That Add Value to Your Home

The History of Friday the 13th

Home Security & Smart Devices

Team Vivi's 3 Favorite Neighborhoods in Denver

4 DIA Conspiracy Theories

Simple Hacks For Winterizing Your Home

Marketplace Health Care Premiums to Lower by 18% in Colorado Next Year

DIA Great Hall Contractor Issued 2 Breach of Contract Notices

Watch The Broncos Practice, For FREE

The Science Behind Self Motivation

5 Interior Design Tips for Your Home

To Video or Not to Video

U.S. Migration: Where is Everyone Going?

Yes or No on Question 200?

The History of Father's Day

6 Low Cost and FREE Summer Programs For Kids in the Denver Area

Successful Thinking

4 Simple Tips For Creating Your Perfect Backyard

10 Colorado Programs For "First Time Home Buyers"

Denver Home Prices Hold Steady, Inventory Significantly Increases

7 Tips for Selecting the Right Real Estate Agent

6 Ways to Make Your Home Greener!

Alert! New LOWER Mortgage Rates!

13 Mistakes to Avoid with Real Estate Listing Photos

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Buy vs. Rent

Support Local Lemonade Stands

Are you ready to move?

The Listing Process

The Buying Process

Airbnb: A Great Way to Earn a Supplemental Income in Colorado!

Housing Market in Denver in 2019

5 Quick and Easy Tips to Help You Clean Your Home

5 Remodeling Tips for Small Budgets

Ski for Free!!

5 New Skyscrapers in Construction in Denver

The Perfect Morning Routine for Successful People

4 Smart Home Devices

5 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter

8 Backyard Ideas for Dog Owners

First Time Home Buyers: How are the Millennials Doing?

Is Colorado Heading for a Recession?

Social Media Marketing for Real Estate: 5 Tips

What Are the Prices of Denver's Neighborhoods?

Why Top Firms are Boosting their Denver Presence? Find the Greatest Job in Colorado!

Christmas in Colorado's Mountains!

Mortgage Rates

What Happens When You Overprice Your Home?

Should I Buy a House Now?

The Team Concept - Why is it better for you?

9 Seller Tips

9 Buyer Tips

It's Still a Great Time to Buy a Home in Colorado!

Breckenridge and Keystone Opens Early for the 2018-19 Winter Season

Why the Real Estate market will remain strong

Denvernomics October 2018

Electronics Recycling Collection Event

Home buyers: Denver is one of the best markets!

What options are available for financing your home purchase?

10/18/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi

Denver’s Apartment-Building Boom Gives Renters a Break

9/20/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi

9/13/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi

9/6/17 – Weekly Denver Real Estate Update with Team Vivi

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale (INFOGRAPHIC)

Why mortgages, other interest rates could go up faster than you think…

All this talk about a bubble, but…

U.S. home-price appreciation continues to advance

Denver Metro Area’s Top 100 residential real estate agents!