Father’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the bond between fathers and their children. It is a day to express gratitude, respect, and love for the men who have played an important role in our lives. Whether it is your biological father, stepfather, grandfather, uncle, or any other father figure, they deserve to be appreciated and honored on this day.
Father’s Day is observed on the third Sunday of June every year. This year, it falls on June 18, 2023. The origin of this day can be traced back to the United States in 1910, when Sonora Smart Dodd, a daughter of a single father and a Civil War veteran, proposed to dedicate a day for fathers after being inspired by Mother’s Day. Her idea was supported by local churches, businesses, and organizations, and soon Father’s Day became a national celebration1.
Here are some interesting facts about Father’s Day that you may not know:
Father’s Day is the fourth largest holiday for sending cards in the U.S., behind Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas. According to Hallmark, 72 million Father’s Day cards are purchased each year2.
Father’s Day was not officially recognized as a national holiday until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed legislation designating the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day2.
Some countries celebrate Father’s Day on different dates and for different reasons. For example, in Spain and Lithuania, Father’s Day is a public holiday that coincides with St. Joseph’s Day on March 19. In Mongolia, Father’s Day is also known as Soldier’s Day and is celebrated on March 183.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 75 million fathers in the U.S., of whom 61% became dads in their 20s and 20% became dads between the ages of 30 and 342.
The world record for having the most children is held by a Moroccan emperor who lived in the 18th century. He had at least 1171 children from more than 500 wives4.
Father’s Day is not just about giving gifts and cards to your dad. It is also about spending quality time with him, doing activities that he enjoys, listening to his stories and advice, and making him feel special and valued. Here are some best wishes, messages, and quotes that you can share with your dad on Father’s Day 2023:
Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world! You are my hero, my friend, and my inspiration. Thank you for everything you do for me.
Dad, you are the most amazing person I know. You have taught me so much about life, love, and happiness. I am so proud to be your son/daughter. Happy Father’s Day!
No matter how old I get, I will always be your little one. You have filled my life with joy, laughter, and fun. You are the best dad anyone could ask for. Happy Father’s Day!
Dad, you are not just my father, but also my mentor, my guide, and my role model. You have shown me the way to success, happiness, and fulfillment. I am forever grateful for your support and encouragement. Happy Father’s Day!
A father is someone who gives you strength, courage, and confidence. You are that someone for me. You have always been there for me through thick and thin. You are the best gift I ever received. Happy Father’s Day!
The older I get, the more I realize how much you mean to me. You have been a source of wisdom, comfort, and love for me. You have made me who I am today. Happy Father’s Day!
Dad, you are one of a kind. You are funny, smart, generous, and kind. You are always ready to help, listen and advise. You are my favorite person in the world. Happy Father’s Day!
Dad, you are more than just a father to me. You are also my teacher, my coach, my partner in crime, and my best friend. You have made my life so much fun and exciting. Happy Father’s Day!
Dad, you have a special place in my heart that no one else can fill. You have given me so much love, care, and support that I can never repay. You are the most wonderful dad in the world. Happy Father’s Day!
Dad, you are a legend. You have achieved so much in your life and career. You have inspired me to follow my dreams and passions. You have shown me how to be a good person and a good citizen. Happy Father’s Day!