10 Facts About Father's Day
In honor of fathers everywhere,USA Todaygives us 10 facts aboutFather's Day. Check out the list below, as well as theYouTubevideo...
1. Father's Day falls on every third Sunday in June.
2. There are more than 72.2 million dads in theUnited States.
3.Sonora Smart Dodd, who was raised by a widower, was inspired byMother’s Dayto seek out a day to honor fathers.
4. The first Father's Day took place on June 19, 1910 inSpokane.
5.President Richard Nixonproclaimed Father’s Day a federal holiday in 1972.
6. Father’s Day was almost canceled when a movement arose to establish a combined holiday known asParents’ Day.
7. The necktie is consistently the most popular gift.
8. In parts ofEuropeandLatin America, fathers are celebrated onSt. Joseph’s Day, which falls on March 19th.
9. InThailand, the king’s birthday determines Father’s Day and is celebrated by donating blood and releasing captive animals.
10. According toFortune Magazine,Americanswill spend a record $16 billion on gifts for Father's Day this year.