Father’s Day Cabins in Branson
Father’s Day is not just an American Holiday but is celebrated world-wide, though maybe not always on the same day. Check out the facts below and learn why Father’s Day is a holiday and how some early pioneers of this day honored their fabulous Dads.
Interesting Facts about Father’s Day
- Father’s Day is a longstanding tradition of honoring our Fathers, which takes place every year in mid-June.
- Father’s Day is the fourth most popular occasion for sending greeting cards. Hallmark, the card company, estimates that around fifty percent of all Father’s Day cards are bought for Fathers while around twenty percent are bought for husbands.
- Father’s Day was started by Sonora Louise Smart Dodd in Spokane Washington. She had attended a special prayer service in honor of Mother’s Day and wanted to honor her own father. Especially since he had raised six children on his own after becoming a widower. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19th (his actual birthday) in 1910.
- In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Father’s Day as an official national holiday. Six years later in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law that the holiday would be observed on the third Sunday each June.
- The drinking fountain was developed by Halsey Taylor in the late 1890s as a tribute to his father who had died after contracting typhoid from drinking contaminated public water.
- In Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated in conjunction with the King’s Birthday. Celebrations include setting off fireworks, letting caged and captive animals free as well as donating blood and giving to charity or performing other charitable acts.
- Father’s Day was the busiest day of the year for collect calls, back in the day of those costly phone lines. We’re sure in today’s era of unlimited cell services, texting and e-mails, dads enjoy even more contact from their kids than ever before.
This Father’s Day consider giving your dad something he will cherish and always remember – time with you! Spend the holiday in Branson with a stay in one of our fantastic Branson cabins.