Father’s Day 2022
A father is a role model, a mentor, a superhero, a friend, and a protector who is always there for his children. He works tirelessly throughout the day and night to ensure their families’ financial and physical well-being. A father is a vital family member who sacrifices his own goals in order to provide his family with the life of their aspirations. While fathers may occasionally struggle to articulate their unconditional love for their children verbally, their actions always speak loudly. They are the ones who instil in us the proper value of life, who pick us up when we fall, and who provide us with the strength to fight again. As a result, Father’s Day is observed annually throughout the world to honour a father’s sacrifice.
Father’s Day acknowledges and honours men who have taken on the critical responsibility of fatherhood. On this day, we also honour fathers and father figures for their self-sacrifices, for taking on the task of caring and rearing children, and for their commitment to their families.
Father’s Day is observed on various dates throughout the world, but in India, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. It will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022, this year.
This day is celebrated to recognise and honour dads, who play a critical role in our homes and society at large. Children anticipate this day and make their fathers feel special through their actions. One might commemorate the day by giving their father heartfelt presents or by taking a vacation. This is the very least one can do to demonstrate their appreciation for their father’s presence in their lives. Father’s Day is a joyous occasion in India. Children present their fathers with cards, gifts, and flowers. Some also lunch out and spend the day with their fathers.
While a father’s love is frequently taken for granted in comparison to what moms do for us, this does not mean his love for his children takes a back seat. After all, a father’s love for his child has been, continues to be, and will always remain constant throughout his life.
History of Father’s Day
Father’s Day was originally observed in the United States on July 5, 1908, in West Virginia, the USA, following the deaths of hundreds of men in a mining accident. Grace Golden, the daughter of a devout preacher, proposed a Sunday ceremony for all the men killed in the disaster.
Sonora Smart Dodd proposed the concept of marking Father’s Day in honour of her father, William Jackson Smart, a few years later. Dodd’s father, a Civil War soldier, was a single parent who raised her and her five siblings. After completing her education, she began promoting Father’s Day on a national level.
Father’s Day gained prominence in the United States after President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972. Since then, Father’s Day has been observed annually on the third Sunday in June.
Quotes for Father’s Day
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” —George Herbert
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” — Billy Graham
“The greatest gift I ever had come from God. I call him Father, can’t thank you enough… You’ve given me a joyful life filled with abundant love.” —Unknown
“What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child — it’s the courage to raise one.” Barack Obama
“No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” — Abraham Lincoln
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero.” — Fred Rogers
“A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.” —Susan Gale
“Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.” —Unknown
“A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead, he picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.” —Unknown
“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was love for her father.” —Harper Lee