Father's Day is a celebration that is a worldwide event. We recognize the contribution all dads and father figures make to our lives. We set aside this day to celebrate fatherhood. Although it is observed on a variety of dates around the world - many countries celebrate this day on the 3rd Sunday in June.
It started on June 19, 1910, a Father's Day celebration at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington. Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to show her dad how much he meant to her. Her father was a single parent raising 6 kids, and he was a civil war veteran.