Nowadays, due to the increasing influence of social media, the trend of celebrating Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Friendship Day etc. has increased, but why these days are celebrated, few people know about it.
Earlier these days were not celebrated in India. There was not much practice of celebrating birthdays here. But as the contact with the countries of Europe and America increased, these days started being celebrated in India too.
Ever since the influence of social media has increased, these days are celebrated with even greater enthusiasm. Posts related to this are written on social media. People express their feelings by messaging and also give gifts etc.
Nature of father in Indian Culture
Generally, the image of the father in Indian families has been that of a tough-tempered person. The father was considered the master of the whole family and hardly anyone had the courage to reject anything.
It was considered necessary to obey his orders. But now with the passage of time the image of the father has changed a lot. As the influence of modern thought has increased, the behavior of fathers has also changed. They are no longer as tough as before and behave in a friendly manner with their children.
Since when was Father’s Day celebrated?
There is a difference of opinion among historians about when Father’s Day was celebrated. Some historians believe that Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1907 in Virginia, USA. But there is no proof of this.
Some historians believe that Father’s Day was first celebrated on June 19, 1910. It is said that a girl named Sonora Dodd started celebrating Father’s Day. When she was very young, her mother had died. After this Sonora Dodd’s father William Smart raised her and did not let the mother miss her.
Recognized in 1966
When Sonora grew up, she talked about celebrating Father’s Day like Mother’s Day. Sonora celebrated Father’s Day for the first time in her father’s honor. It was officially approved by the then US President Calvin Cooley in 1924. In 1966, US President Lyndon Johnson agreed to celebrate Fathers Day on the third Sunday of June. After this, every year on the third Sunday of June, Fathers Day is celebrated all over the world.