Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the result of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (Saint Joseph’s Day) from the Middle Ages. This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where March 19 is often still used for it, though many countries in Europe and the Americas have followed the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June. It is celebrated on a traditional day in many understand it of the world, most usually in the months of March, April and June according to the home nation’s customs. It complements similar celebrations honoring family unit members, such as Mother’s Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents’ Day.
In its up to date form, it was headquartered by Sonora Smart Dodd.
A known day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least 1508. It is spoken of on March 19, as the diffused day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in Catholicism and “the putative father of Jesus” in southern European tradition. This celebration was brought to the Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese. The Catholic Church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day from either the last years of the 14th century or from the early fifteenth century, it appears on the initiative of the Franciscans.
In the Coptic Church, the celebration of fatherhood is also stated on St Joseph’s Day, but the Copts study this celebration on July 20. This Coptic celebration may date back to the fifth century.
In the United States, Dodd used the “Fathers’ Day” spelling on her original petition for the Vacation, but the spelling “Father’s Day” was already used in 1913 when an invoice was added to the U.S. Congress as the first try to establish the Break, and it was still spelled the same way when its author was commended in 2008 by the U.S. Congress.