The Father's Day

June 14, 2019

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 16, 2019. There are 52 countries and regions in the world that have designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. It is a festival of grateful fathers. So what is the origin of Father's Day?


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The world's first Father's Day born in the United States in 1910, was initiated by Mrs. Bruce Dodd who lives in Spokane, Washington, USA. On June 19, 1910, the city of Spokane, Washington, where Mrs. Dodd lived was held the first Father's Day celebration in the world. In the same time, people from other cities and towns across the United States began to celebrate "Father's Day." People choose specific flowers to express their respect and thoughts for their fathers. People adopt the advice of Mrs. Dodd, wear red roses to show their love to the fathers, and wear white roses to express their mourning for the dead fathers. Customs is still practiced day.


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Chinese Father's Day
Inspired by the American Father's Day. China also established Father's Day in the Republic of China. In 1945, in order to carry forward and commemorate the indomitable spirit of China, and to commemorate the father who died for the country in the struggle, they set up Father's Day. Because the "father" of Chinese shape is the same as "八八", and its pronunciation is also same as "baba". So the "Declaration" called residents in Shanghai to celebrate the "Eight Eight Fathers' Day" and received a lot of public response. On August 8th, Shanghai residents held a Father's Day event. Father is a healthy person with a safflower and the deceased with white flowers.