Even though father’s should be recognised and celebrated everyday, have you ever wondered why we celebrate Father’s Day?
It is believed the custom honouring Father’s is over 4000 years old. A boy by the name of Elmesu who lived in the ruins of Babylon decided to engrave wishes for his father on a clay card. He wished him a long and happy life.
The official recognition for celebrating Father’s Day apparently only happened in the early 1900’s, the person rumoured to be seen as the key person in making this great celebration happen was a Ms Senora Louise Smart Dodd.
In 1909, Sonora overheard a Mother’s Day sermon, and begun to realise the hardships that her father must have gone through while bringing up their family.
When Sonora was 16, her mother died during childbirth, and left her father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, to raise his six children and the newborn on his own. Sonora pondered the fact that there was a day for mother’s, but not for father/s day
Initially, many people laughed at her idea, but her mind was made up. She began a sincere campaign lobbying for the cause of Fathers Day, and finally, her efforts began to show. On June 19, 1909, along with the support of Spokane Ministerial Association and the local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), the first Fathers Day was celebrated.
Sonora wished for Fathers Day to be held on the day of her Fathers birthday, but due to time constraints, the celebration was held on the third Sunday in June. And that tradition has lasted throughout the times.
Make your father feel extra special this year and spoil him with our Man Boxes. Change his every day washing routine to a wonderful experience he won’t forget.
Sending our love and adoration to all the Dad’s out there.