Father's Day Celebration

Why do we celebrate Father’s Day?

The celebration of honouring fatherhood started on the 19th June 1910 in Spokane Washington USA. Sonora Smart Dodd, daughter of American Civil War Veteran, William Jackson Smart, single father of six children, suggested the day at the local YMCA religious ceremony.

In 1920s she stopped promoting the celebration because she was studying and it faded until 1930s when she went back to Spokane and started promoting the celebration again. President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane on father’s Day in 1916 and wanted to make the celebration official but the petition was rejected by the Congress.

In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers, designating the 3rd Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

It took many years to get the day established as a celebration and it wasn’t until the 1940s that the holiday arrived to the UK as a day to simply remind everyone that dads are great!

Even though it’s not a national holiday it’s a time to celebrate with our fathers, grandfathers, fathers in law, etc. so spoil them, take time out and enjoy this special day with them. Why not visit Flackley Ash Hotel for our traditional Sunday carvery roast and tell your dad how much you love him.

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