It’s Father’s Day 2017!
Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and allows us to honor the special men in our lives who have helped to shape our childhoods.
Whether you send a card, make a phone call or travel to be with your loved ones, it’s always a great opportunity to show your appreciation for those who helped raise you. It’s also a great opportunity to take in your fair share of classic dad jokes.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there! Enjoy your day.
Father’s Day Jokes
History Of Father’s Day
Father’s Day was not celebrated in the US, outside Catholic traditions, until the 20th century. As a civic celebration in the US, it was inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting.
After Anna Jarvis’ successful promotion of Mother’s Day in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance of a “Father’s Day” was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father, when in December 1907, the Monongah Mining Disaster in nearby Monongah killed 361 men, 250 of them fathers, leaving around a thousand fatherless children. Clayton suggested that her pastor Robert Thomas Webb honor all those fathers.
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