1909年にアメリカ・ワシントン州スポケーンのソノラ・スマート・ドッド(Sonora Smart Dodd）さんが、彼女を男手1つで自分を育ててくれた父を讃えて、教会の牧師にお願いして父の誕生月である6月に礼拝をしてもらったことがきっかけと言われています。ウィキペディアでチェック
The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother’s Day.
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That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all. and the enemy of all.
— J. August Strindberg, Swedish writer
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
— Anne Sexton, U.S. poet.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
— English proverb (17th century)
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
— Sigmoid Freud
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
— Bill Cobs
“Mom, why can’t I go swimming?”
“The water is too deep.”
“But Daddy is swimming!!”
The father said to his child, “You know, son, at your age, George Washington wasn’t listening to music and playing. He was already a bold courier for the army.”And the boy said, ” I know, Dad. And at your age, he was President of the United States, wasn’t he?”