10 facts about Father's Day

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.

1. The person credited for inventing the concept of Father’s Day is Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, an American whose father had raised his six children single-handedly.

2. According to Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 74 million cards given every year.

3. The amount spent on Father’s Day is still less than what Americans spend on Mother’s Day — $21 billion.

4. A study came up with the fact that female shoppers spend approximately 50 percent more than men, while buying gifts for their dad.

5. Only Fifty percent of all Father’s Day cards are purchased for fathers. Almost 20 percent of Father’s Day cards are given to husbands.

6. In Australia, the first Sunday of September is observed as Father’s Day, while Finnish people celebrate the festival on the second Sunday of November. In Thailand, 5th December is observed as Father’s Day every year.

7. It is believed that the word “Dad” dates back to as early as the sixteenth century.

8. Thailand’s Father’s Day is celebrated in December, on the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Everyone wears yellow.

9. On Father’s Day in Germany, men drink all day at beer gardens.

10. Greeting cards make up the number one gift item on the occasion of Father’s Day.

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