|When is Father's Day in 2016?|
Father's Day in 2016 is on Sunday, June 19th.
|What is Father's Day?|
Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday of June. The holiday is dedicated to celebrating fathers, granfathers and fatherly figures and their contributions to their families, children. and society.
Father's Day was founded as a way to complement the already existing Mother's Day holiday which was founded in 1908. The individual credited with the creation of Father's Day is Sonora Smart Dodd. She felt called to create a holiday that calls for the celebration of fathers and their influence in society after sitting through a sermon where she heard the story of Anna Jarvis, the woman credited with the founding of Mother's Day. Sonora was raised by her single father along with her five other siblings and this created an extreme desire within Sonora to create a holiday dedicated to celebrating fathers around the world.
Father's Day was celebrated for the first time on June 19th, 1910 at Spokane's YMCA (Young Men's Christiant Association) in Spokane, Washington, up in the northwest corner of the United States. Even though it was celebrated for the first time in 1910, Father's Day did not become an officially recognized national holiday until President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclomation celebrating fathers in 1966. President Richard Nixon is credited with making Father's Day a permanent national holiday in 1972.
Common gifts for Father's Day are tools, technology, sporting gear, and clothing.