Have you ever wondered about the origins of Father’s Day?
On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honour of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah USA. It was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday.
The next year, a Spokane, Washington, woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, wanted to honour her father and tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government officials to drum up support for her idea, and she was successful. The idea grew and Washington State celebrated the nation’s first state-wide Father’s Day on June 19, 1910. Today, the USA celebrates Father’s Day nationally on the third Sunday in June and Australia celebrates our nation’s fathers on the first Sunday in September.
Aussie traditions for Father’s Day range from spoiling dad with breakfast in bed or holding a family lunch or BBQ in his honour or picnicking in the park. Many of our country’s fathers are in age care or are being cared for at home. This year due to COVID-19 the celebrations will differ around the country but whatever you do to honour your dad we know that it will be done with love and appreciation for all that they have sacrificed and done for you.
If you dad is in need of care, consider home care where he can age in familiar surroundings with family and friends. Contact Right at Home Australia on 1300 363 802 to learn more about our home care services and how we can support you or your loved one with the highest quality, flexible services as they age.
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