She wondered why there wasn’t a day to celebrate fathers after hearing a Mother’s Day sermon and campaigned for a father’s day. It is believed that it was first held in America in 1910 and was put on the country’s official calendar in 1966 by President Johnson. President Nixon later made it a national holiday in 1972.
In honour of all the great dads and father figures, here are a few ideas for things to do on Father’s Day:
Visit your dad – take some time out to visit your dad or father figure and spend time with him. If he’s not local to you then try ‘visiting’ via skype or even just a phone call to let him know you’re thinking of him.
Family gathering – get everyone together with dads and grandads being centre of attention. This could be a home or at a venue of your choice. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, just an informal gathering to spend some time together.