Read about the origin, history and celebration of Father’s Day (Father’s Day) in Canada.
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Father’s Day in Canada

Origin and History of Father’s Day in Canada

Some scriptures indicate that Father’s Day was prevalent since pagan times. During this time the sun was worshipped as the father of the universe. It was not until 1910 that a lady called Ms Sonora Louis Smart Dodd introduced father’s day in the US. She wanted to dedicate a special day to pay tribute to her father who had single handedly catered to the needs the children in the family after the loss of their mother. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on 19th of June, 1910 in Spokane to honor fatherhood. Father’s Day celebration became more and more famous in North America and other parts of the world. The celebration in Canada is similar to that of the US, however it is not a federal holiday since it falls on a Sunday.

Local name: Father’s Day

Ways to celeberate Father’s Day in Canada

The tradition of celebrating Father’s Day has been derived from US and is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day in Canada is celebrated in several different ways by the citizens to pay respect to their dads. People in Canada don themselves with roses on Father’s Day to show gratitude to their fathers. People wear a red rose if the person’s dad is alive and endure a white rose if their father is deceased. Many indulge in fun activities and parties to have a good time with their dads. Many gift their father’s books, sports accessories, neckties, etc. They also treat them with delicacies like chocolates, sweets, cookies, cakes etc and surprise them with handmade cards, fresh flowers and cook something special for them. Some take fathers out for a restaurant or a picnic for a doss.