Why do we celebrate Father’s Day? And what day will it be in 2023?

Father’s Day is a very special day for many families. A day to commemorate the paternal figure of the house who often sacrifices for the good of the family. It is a great day because fathers around the world get to be celebrated by their kids and families and have a great time. Today we are going to explore why we celebrate Father’s Day

Origins of father’s day

Originally, this celebration came about as an inspiration for mother’s day. They celebrated it with a Sunday sermon sponsored by a West Virginia church on July 5, 1908. This was in honour of the 362 men who had died in the December explosions in the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, which was the nation’s first event specifically honouring fathers. It was not an annual holiday, but a one-time tribute. Next year, Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman from Spokane, Washington, attempted to create an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for fathers. In order to gain support for her idea, she went to local churches, the YMCA, business owners, and government officials. And she succeeded: Washington State celebrated the nation’s first statewide Father’s Day on June 19, 1910. 

President Wilson commemorated Father’s Day in 1916 by pressing a button in Washington DC, to send telegraph messages to Spokane, which led to the flag being raised. Coolidge urged state governments to observe Father’s Day in 1924.

When is Father’s Day in 2022?

In the United States and the United Kingdom, we honour fathers on the third Sunday of June, and this year’s Father’s Day takes place on June 19.

How to celebrate Father’s Day?

Here at American Food Mart, we have created a few bundles for the stars of the day. They cater these to their preferences and personalities. What are you waiting for? Treat Dad today!

Father’s Day Gift: The Beer Connoisseur

If your dad loves beers, then this is the right Father’s Day gift for him.

  • Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer Soda 355ml 
  • A&W Root Beer 355ml
  • Mike & Ike Root Beer Float Theatre Box 141g

Father’s Day Gift: The Indulgent King

If your dad loves indulging in snacks, then this is the right Father’s Day gift for him.

Fathers day: The Indulgent King
  • Cheetos Flamin Hot Crunchy (1.25 oz) 35.4g – BB JULY 2022
  • Pepperidge Farm Parmesan Goldfish 187g (6.6oz)
  • Takis Fuego Corn Chips 55g
  • Funyuns Flamin Hot Onion Rings 163g (5.75oz)

Father’s Day Gift: The Cereal Cruncher

This is the right Father’s Day gift if your dad loves cereals, especially American cereals.

  • Reese’s Puffs 326g
  • Pretzels 120g Cookie Crisp Cereal 300g

Father’s Day Gift: Mr Sweet Tooth

Dads always need some extra energy in their tank so this will be the perfect gift for him.

Mr Sweet Tooth
  • AirHeads Singles Grape 16g
  • Dr Pepper Cotton Candy 88g
  • Haribo Zing Sour Kicks 127g 
  • Haribo Zing Sour Steamers 128g

Father’s Day Gift: Monster Energy Drinks

Dads always need some extra energy in their tank so this will be the perfect gift for him.

Monster Energy Drinks
  • Monster Papillon Drink 473ml
  • Monster Ultra Fiesta 473ml
  • Monster Pacific Punch 473ml

And we’ve got many more products that your dad will love on our website. So why don’t you scour the site and check out our Father’s Day Gift now? We hope you have enjoyed learning about why we celebrate Father’s Day and its history. Make sure you follow us on Instagram and check our blog posts. You can find out why candy makes the best gifts.

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