Father's Day is the third Sunday in June, every year.
Have you ever wondered who came up with the whole Father's Day holiday and why we give Father's Day gifts to dad? Here is some history behind the holiday to satisfy your curiosity and to share with others.
Sonora Dodd, of Washington, was the first person to have the idea to create a day to celebrate fathers. She came up with the idea of Father's Day while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.
Sonora wanted a special day to honor her dad, William Smart. Smart, a man who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed after his wife died during the birth of their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left alone to raise the newborn and his other five children on a rural farm in Washington.
Sonora's father was born in June, so she decided the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington should be on the 19th of June, 1910.
Although President Calvin Coolidge supported Father's Day to be a national holiday in 1924, it was not until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June to be Father's Day. President Richard Nixon ended up signing the law which finally made it permanent in 1972.
We are not sure exactly when the tradition of giving Fathers Day presents began, but we do know that a wine gift basket, or a bottle of personalized Fathers Day wine makes the perfect Father's Day gift for dads who love wine.