Read about the origin, history and celebration of Fatherís Day in Argentina.
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Fatherís Day in Argentina

Origin and History of Fatherís Day in Argentina

In Argentina, Fatherís Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of fatherhood. This day is used not only to honor your father but all men who have acted as a fatherly figure in life. Going back to the origin, the idea of detecting a day in the honor of father began in Spokane, Washington, by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd. Sonora thought of the idea for Fatherís day celebration when she was listening about Motherís Day lecture in 1909. Having been raised by her father after her motherís death, Sonora had a great respect for her father. In her fatherís honor Sonora celebrated first fatherís day in Spokane, Washington on June 19th, 1910. Later in the year 1926, A National Fatherís Day committee was formed in New York and in 1956 Fatherís Day got its recognition by Joint Resolution of Congress. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established Permanent Fatherís Day which is held on third Sunday of June. Thus Fatherís Day came into existence in memory of loving fathers.

Local name: Fatherís Day

Ways to celeberate Fatherís Day in Argentina

Argentina celebrates Fatherís Day with the great zeal and gaiety. People start their preparation a week before. Some use this day to spend quality time with their loving Dad and surprise him with wonderful gifts. Generally children present a bouquet of flowers, greeting cards etc. Some others throw a grand party on fatherís Day and invite family and friends on this auspicious day. Those who stay away from their father try to visit him and make the day memorable with lovely surprises. Thus Fatherís also acts family re-unions.