Father’s Day is believed to have originated from a church event that was held on the 5th of July 1908 to honour the 362 men who lost their lives in the Monongah mining catastrophe. The Monongah mining disaster was the worst mining disaster in American history.
However, that church event was a one-time only commemoration and was not recognised as an annual celebration until the following year.
It was the daughter of a widower, who first set out to establish an official celebration of fathers. Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honour her father’s dedication as a single parent of 14 children. After attending a Mother’s Day event, Sonora conceived the idea to form an equivalent celebration of fathers. Thus began her campaign to increase awareness in establishing Father’s Day. She shared her idea with local churches, shops and government officials, hoping to gain support in her cause. Eventually, her idea caught on and Washington State celebrated the nation’s first Father’s Day on June 19, 1910.
Why Is Father’s Day In September For Australian’s?
There is no concrete evidence as to why Australia celebrates Father’s Day in September. However, it is commonly believed that it is due to our already jam-packed first half of the calendar year.
While most of the world celebrates Father’s Day in June, we’ve seemingly chosen to celebrate our fathers in the second half of the year as we have a number of celebrations, holidays and special events from April to June. There’s Anzac day (25th April), Labour Day (Mar-May), May Day, the Queen’s birthday and of course, Mother’s Day (May)!
Nonetheless, we think September is a great month to celebrate and get Father’s Day gifts! After all, September is when spring begins which makes it the perfect season for picnics, camping, fishing, footy and barbeques with our fathers.
A new day for the Calendar is "Father's Day," September 6. Mothers' Day has become very popular, and maybe "Father's Day" will also become so, too!. The coloured flower for the father is poppy-red. A special "Father's Day" meeting for Newcastle has been arranged and will be held Sunday, September 6, in the Newcastle Baptist Tabernacle at 4.30 p.m. The special speaker will be the well-known "broadcast" preacher, Pastor Weller, of Sydney, who will speak on //THE FOUR-SQUARE MAN// ... The meeting will be open to men of all denominations, and all fathers are requested to invite their sons. The Tabernacle is not far from the Newcastle Town Hall - Quoted From Trove
Common Father’s Day Traditions & Facts In Other Countries
Father’s Day Dates From Around The World
|February||February 23 2021
February 23 2022
February 23 2023
|March||March 19 2021
March 19 2022
March 19 2023
May 8th (Parents Day)
|June 5 2021||Denmark|
June 20 2021
June 19 2022
June 18 2023
|Malaysia, France, Japan, Philippines, Singapore,
Sri Landa, India, Ireland, United Kingdom,
Canada, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
August 8 2021
August 14 2022
August 13 2023
September 5 2021
September 4 2022
September 3 2023
Papua New Guinea
|Between August 30 and September 30||Nepal|
October 3 2021
October 2 2022
October 1 2021
(King Bhumibol Birthday)
General Questions & Answer To Father’s Day
When is Father’s Day This Year 2021?
Father’s Day in Australia takes place on the first Sunday of September every year. This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on the 5th of September 2021
Why Is Father’s Day In Australia Different To Everywhere Else?
Mostly due to a quieter second half of the calendar with fewer celebrations and public holidays in September. September is also when spring begins.
Is It OK To Buy Flowers On Father’s Day
There are no rules to what you can and cannot buy your dad. In fact, in Thailand, it is customary to give flowers to your father.
Why Is It So Hard To Buy A Father’s Day Gift?
Most people tend to leave it to the last minute which makes it exceptionally hard to get a decent present in time. Buying a gift for your father shouldn’t be stressful and you don’t always have to buy him a gift. Gestures, acts of love and paying respect to your dad is also a gift.
Who Started Father’s Day?
The inspiration came from a commemorative church service in honour of 362 men who lost their lives in a mining disaster. However, Father’s Day was established by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd who believed that fathers should have a day of celebration just like mothers.