Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, the time of the year where our dear Fathers, Dads and other father-figures are given honor and recognition for their hard work, dedication, and love for his family.
This holiday was first celebrated on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia, originally to honor the men, especially the fathers who died in Monongah Mining Disaster which happened a few months earlier that year. But the response was not quite great for this event, being overshadowed by other events in the area. The very first Father’s Day celebrated in the U.S. was on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington but was officially called a national holiday in 1924. President Lyndon Johnson recommended that the Father’s Day celebration should take place every third Sunday of June. After a long history of unofficial celebration, it was during the Presidency of Richard Nixon in 1972 that Father’s Day became an official holiday.
Father’s Day is not just for our fathers, but also for other people who have been father figures and have been part of our lives like our grandfather, uncle, brother, etc. The idea complements the celebration of Mother’s Day, a celebration to honor our mothers, which falls on May. On this special day, fathers are given recognition, through gifts like tools, sporting goods, wines, or even a simple card and with ways of making them feel special. This day also suggests a special bonding time for the family – more special than it being on a Sunday, which is a traditional family day.
Though fathers usually portray a more masculine kind of aura, every man has a soft spot for love and appreciation. You can help him out in what ever way you can. Today is his day, and there shouldn’t be anything that can spoil it for him. Dress him up as if it’s his birthday and greet your fathers a very Happy Father’s Day with do-it-yourself treats that are easy to make and light on the budget.
If you’re thinking about preparing a Father’s Day dinner or meal for your dad, you better ask for his favorites. Get him started with a slightly healthy dish. Prepare a veggie potato salad. It’s light and delicious, something to warm up his tummy for a great dinner meal ahead. Serve the common favorites among men, most especially dads, which are steaks, fish, chicken, and other grilled treats. You can buy steaks and barbecue meat at the grocery and do some grilling in your own backyard. You can also bond with your dad while doing this. Dads like grilling. It’s probably one of the things they like to do on a Sunday family day. Prepare some nice salmon dish. Dad’s like them with a hint of spice so you might want to add some fresh herbs and condiments to give it a little kick. This is always something healthy and is very easy to make. Ask your dad for his favorite pasta. Pastas are a little tricky but are easy to make. You can put your own twist to the pasta sauce, something that would make an imprint as your signature dish. Prepare some dessert and buy a bottle of nice wine that Daddy would really love.
For an easy to make dessert, you can make a no-bake Ice Cream layer cake. You can buy a simple no-icing cake, slice them in layers and fill the layers with you or your dad’s favorite ice cream flavor. This is a refreshing twist to a summer holiday dinner dessert. Share your sweetness with your dad on this very special day.
Have a toast and celebrate Father’s Day by doing the little things that will surely make your dads happy. For sure, your dad would be delighted with your efforts to make him special on this day.