Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 20, 2021

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Over 40 countries around the world have a special day to honor dads.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Hope you enjoy the illustrations and your day.

KAYLA HARREN: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

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Honoring thy father is a concept that dates back to the very roots of human civilization. But the day meant to really make your dad feel special is far, far newer than that — at least in the U.S. While Mother’s Day was established officially in 1914, Father’s Day had a 64-year long road to becoming an officially recognized holiday. It was President Lyndon B. Johnson who declared the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, though it was not yet made a permanent national holiday. It took President Nixon’s re-election campaign to get an official proclamation signed in 1972 to recognize this day as a federal holiday, which is now celebrated with food, gifts, and quality time together. 

XINDI YAN: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

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Here are some other fun Father’s Day Facts:

Father’s Day was invented by American Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd who wanted to honour her father, a veteran who had, as a single parent, raised his six children. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.

CYNTHIA CLIFF: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY 

Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day was originally met with laughter. It was the target of much satire, parody and derision with a local newspaper complaining that it would lead to mindless promotions such as ‘National Clean Your Desk Day’.

VIVIEN MILDERBERG: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

The first American president to support the concept of Father’s day was President Calvin Coolidge, who did so in 1924… but it wasn’t until in the year 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that resulted in the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

KATY BETZ: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATO SATURDAY

According to greetings card makers Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending holiday.

ANDRE CEOLIN – FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY 

In Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated differently from other parts of the world. Männertag (Men’s day) is celebrated by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food. Police and emergency services are in high alert during the day.

ANNA OCHOA: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

Going for a floral gift? Traditionally fathers should be given the gift of white or red roses. The rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while a white one represents deceased father.

KATHRYN HOWARD: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

Surprisingly, the trusty slipper gift isn’t the most popular Father’s Day present – it’s actually a tie.

ROGER ROTH: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY    

The world record for having the most number of children officially recorded is 69 by the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782), a peasant from Moscow. His first wife gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

PATRICE BARTON – FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY  

HAVE A GREAT DAY, DADS!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. A fun round-up of dads spending time with their kids — thank you for posting these illustrations!

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  2. Wonderful illustrations for the day!

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  3. Perfectly charming. Thanks for the post.

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  4. Lovely! Happy Father’s Day to all fathers. 🙂

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