- The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 17, 1910. However the day itself didn’t become a national holiday until 1972, when President Nixon signed it into public law. The accomplishment came 58 years after Mother’s Day was already a celebrated holiday.
- Following behind Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is the largest seasonal greeting card occasion. The majority of these cards are given by sons and daughters, while the remaining percentage is wives and relatives.
- A red rose is considered to be the official flower for the holiday. It represents commitment, companionship, loyalty and love. Traits we can easily associate with our Father.
- The two gifts that any Father is guaranteed to receive at some point in their lives are the necktie, and flowers. Although with the ever growing digital age, those gifts are slowly being replaced by more high tech gadgets like tablets and smartphones.
- There have only been two instances in history where both a Father and son has been president. The first set was John Adams, the 2nd U.S. President, and his son John Quincy Adams, the 6th U.S. President. The last set was the more recent George Bush, the 41st U.S. President, and his son George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President.
So whatever you may do to celebrate the dad in your life have a fun, and safe holiday!