In this section of "Father's Day Trivia" we have collected some interesting facts and information regarding Father's Day.

Father's Day Trivia

Did you know that the Father's Day that we celebrate today with a lot of pomp and show actually had to cross several hurdles to be made an official holiday? Surprising isn't it? A day dedicated to fatherhood, it gives every child an opportunity to cherish the endless sacrifices of his dad and render heart-felt thankfulness for the same. There are a number of stories attached with the occasion and a number of theories explaining the evolution of Father's Day. All such stories have gone down in the pages of history as trivia related to Father's Day. Some of the most popular trivia associated with Father's Day are:

Father's Day Trivia
  • The first Father's Day was celebrated in Fairmont, West Virginia.
  • The first Father's Day was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton.
  • The first Father's Day celebration that was globally recognized was held in Spokane, Washington.
  • The first globally recognized father whose life was celebrated and after whom the special day was dedicated was William Smart.
  • The first Father's Day was celebrated on the third Sunday of June.
  • Since Sonora Dodd was the girl who first started the tradition of Father's Day in the US, she had campaigned for her Father's birthday June 19 to be declared Father's Day in the US.
  • It was President Woodrow Wilson who first said that Father's Day should be given the status of a national holiday in the year 1916.
  • President Calvin Coolidge announced on the third Sunday of June in 1924 that Father's Day can be observed and celebrated all over America but did not pass a bill in Congress that would convert the day into a national holiday.
  • The first presidential declaration designating the third Sunday of June as Father's Day was made by President Lyndon B Johnson in the year 1966.
  • It was President Richard Nixon who declared Father's Day, the third Sunday of June as a national holiday in 1972.
  • Father's Day today is one of the most popular events in the United Sates of America.
  • Records say that as much as $100 million worth cards are sold on Father's Day. Cards and gifts are gifted to not only fathers but also uncles and grandfathers and sometimes also husbands and sons-in-law.
  • Card making company Hallmark says that Father's Day is the fifth largest card selling occasion n America.
  • The most popular gift of Father's Day in the US is a necktie. 
  • There have been many debates surrounding the spelling of Father's Day. Even though it is a day of all fathers, the occasion is spelt as Father's Day instead of Fathers' Day.
  • It was the Associated Men's Wear Retailers which formed the National Father's Day Committee in New York City in the 1930s to promote the concept of Father's Day all over the country and the world.
  • The centennial Father's Day celebrations were held at Spokane in the year 2010. These celebrations were accompanied by events held all over the month of June.   
Hence, the next time when you celebrate Father's Day or any other paternal bond, always remember the trivia that is associated with this special day.