Men also enjoy expressions of affection. The proof? They love Father’s Day ! But it was a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who made this celebration popular. The idea came to her while listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day. Raised by her father and wishing to show him some form of recognition, she organized the first Father’s Day at Spokane (Washington) on June 19, 1910.
American president, Calvin Coolidge, also supported a “ Father’s Day ” initiative that finally came into being nearly half a century later in 1966 under President Lyndon Johnson. Talk about the idea taking forever to take root! However, a clay tablet discovered in the ruins of Babylon shows that the tradition goes much further back than that. A certain young Elmesu had engraved his wishes for the good health and prosperity of his father nearly 400 years earlier… Today, all over the world, fathers are celebrated in a universal burst of affection.
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