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Father's Day In India - History & Celebration

Fathers Day In India:- Celebrating Father's Day is very new in India. The concept of celebrating Father's Day has been driven less than a decade ago from various western countries mainly the US. However, it is astonishing to note that the idea of noticing a day in honor of fathers has been respected by Indians to such a large extent. In India, millions of people observe Father's Day on the third Sunday of June by expressing respect for their father or fatherly figured in their life. The father day will go to be celebrated on 18 June 2018.

Father's Day - When we see a paper plane, we soak in the warm memories of childhood. When our father helped us breaks of imagination, he also gave us the strength of experiencing them in life. Our father is the symbol of our strength and courage. From our childhood days to a gangly sports-crazed teenager to a college boy with a million genius ideas, and through the rough and tumble phases of life, our doting father has let himself be our confidante, our punching bag, and our best critic without saying a word. Life would not be half as meaningful and exciting if your father wasn't there to infuse you. Many people are very excited and give precious Fathers Day Gift to their respective father.

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Father's Day History

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Father's Day is a crucial day across the world. It recognizes the fragrance of fatherhood and reminds the important role fathers to play in upbringings of their children.

The third Sunday of June was celebrated as Father's Day in the year 1966 in the United States. Since then, the tradition adopted globally. Father's day coincides with the first Sunday in September In Australia and New Zealand. Scandinavian countries Denmark and Norway celebrate this day in the month of November. Other countries have different dates to celebrate this day.

Sonora Smart Dodd is the one who started the day. She insisted to the Pastor that fathers must be honored for a lifetime of sacrifice as she had brought up by her father as a single parent. The first Father's Day is considered to be recognized on June 19, 1910.

In 1936, a National Father's Day Committee was set up to officially select a "Father of the Year". Some famous names to be honored with this title include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and Harry S. Truman.

Father's Day Celebration in India

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Father's Day celebration in India is organized in the same way as in US or UK though in a limited way. Due to the greater exposure of people to the western cultures the awareness about Fathers Day festival is much greater in metropolitan cities and bigger towns. But thanks to the continuous advertising campaign launched by gift sellers and card companies the idea of celebrating Father's Day is sharing with people in smaller cities and towns of India.

Just as in UK and US people in India also celebrate Father's Day by expressing love and gratitude for Papa. Children gift flowers, cards other gifts of love to their dad to show their gratitude and make them feel special. Going out for picnic or Dining in restaurants or movie is another common way of celebrating Father's Day in India.

Several cultural societies and schools in India organize cultural programs on Father's Day. The idea behind their cultural programs is to inspire children to respect to their dad and realizing then how special they are to have a dad. Fathers are also encouraged to spend quality time with their children and spread love, values, and manners in them.

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Father's Day India Histroy

There is some proposal that the idea of Father's Day in India may driven in pagan sun worship. Some communities of paganism look the Sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice (the longest day in summer) occurs around the same time of year as Father's Day so it is expected as a link between the two.

The idea to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood as such a special day was introduced from the United States. In the USA, Father's Day has been celebrated as a special token to fathers since June 1910. The celebrations in the United Kingdom and other countries are considered to be inspired by the American custom of Father's Day. This is in contrast to Mother's Day, which has a very different history in the United Kingdom and the United States.