(CMR) Think Father’s Day was just created to rival Mother’s Day? Think again.
Today CMR is sharing ten cool facts about the day used to celebrate fatherhood and the bond between father and child.
Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads in the Cayman Islands.
- Celebrating Father’s Day dates back to1508 with the Catholic church which had used March 19 to celebrate fatherhood. Other early Orthodox churches had a day to celebrate Adam of Genesis as well as the patriarch Abraham. Some countries in Europe still celebrate Father’s Day in March.
- There was a long struggle in the United States to get Father’s Day officially recognized; It was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1972.
- Sonora Dodd -yup a woman – is credited with being the modern founder of Father’s Day.
- A rose is recognized as the official Father’s Day flower.
- While Mother’s Day is more recognized, more money is spent on Father’s day – this holds true for the United States and Canada.
- There was a campaign to have the spelling of “Father’s Day” changed to “Fathers’ Day” However, the U.S. Congress seemed to prefer “Father’s Day”.
- In Thailand, Father’s Day is recognized as the birthday of the King, it is celebrated yearly on December 5.
- In Romania, Father’s Day got off to a late start, the law recognizing the day was passed on September 29, 2009. Romania first celebrated Father’s Day on May 9, 2010.
- Since 2000, Google has showcased Father’s Day-themed graphic on its search engine main page.
- Since the 1960s single father households have been on the rise. In nature, a beaver is one of the few creatures that are known to stick around after mating, they are also known to be single dads.