Happy Father's Day 2020: History, significance and importance of this day
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Father's Day, a day when you should thank your dad for his support and never-ending love, has finally arrived. On this day, people celebrate the bond that a child share with his or her father and honour the scarifices that a father makes for their children just to see a smile on their faces. Father's Day was first observed in 1910 in the US and since then it is being celebrated the third Sunday of June every year. However, Father's Day is celebrated in March and May is some parts of the world.
On Father's Day, you can go out with your father and celebrate the day and make him realise how special he is for you. However, due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, it is not advisable for you to go out this time and you should celebrate Father's Day inside your house only.
The day is meant not just to acknowledge the indispensable contribution of father in an individual’s life, but also their contribution at community, social, regional, national and global levels respectively.
Children buy presents, make cards for their fathers to add a touch of innocent acknowledgement of the fact that their father means a lot to them.
In the Indian context, where the Bollywood has displayed an ocean of movies showing strained father-son relationships resulting in varying consequences (remember Farhan and his father from ‘3 idiots’?) – Father’s Day in-fact tends to part the difference, if any, between fathers and sons of most.
Girls are conventionally said to be close to their fathers in most non-conservative backgrounds, so the day just marks some time of extra pampering of a father-daughter bond.
While in India, the Father’s Day is marked every year on third Sunday of June on the lines of America. In some European countries, such as, Spain, Croatia, Italy and Portugal, the Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19th as Saint Joseph’s Day.
In the US, however, since 1972, every third Sunday of June is declared a Public Holiday to enable children to spend more time with their fathers, on the day dedicated especially to them.
Posted By: Talib Khan