Happy Father’s Day

World Father’s Day 2022: History, and Greeting Happy Father’s Day

Every June, on the third Sunday, the world commemorates International Father’s Day or World Father’s Day .

This year, World Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 19, 2022. World Father’s Day is different from National Father’s Day which is celebrated every 12 November.

However, the essence and meaning of celebrating Father’s Day remains the same, which is aimed at honoring the father figure.

So, what is the history of World Father’s Day ?

History of World Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Reporting from the United States Library of Congress page , Father’s Day was only inaugurated in 1966.

At that time, the 36th US President Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June would be Father’s Day.

Only in the era of the next president, Richard Nixon, made a law that made World Father’s Day a national holiday in 1972.

However, that does not mean that before that year World Father’s Day was never celebrated.

The idea for Father’s Day came from Sonora Smart Dodd, a person who was raised by her father because her mother died after giving birth.

Dodd’s father, William Jackson Smart, was a civil war veteran who raised his six children alone.

As he listened to the sermon at church on Mother’s Day, Dodd thought about all that his father had done for him and his five siblings.

Since then, Dodd decided that fathers should also be honored with Father’s Day celebrations.

Because Dodd’s father was born on June 5, he urged churches in his area, Spokane, to commemorate Father’s Day on that date.

Unfortunately, the church did not have enough time to prepare sermons. Finally, the celebration was postponed until the third Sunday of June.

World Father’s Day was then celebrated for the first time on the third Sunday of June, June 19, 1910 to be exact.

Initially, Dodd’s Father’s Day celebrations were not very successful. He also needs extra energy to promote Father’s Day.

In the 1920s, Dodd stopped celebrating Father’s Day because he had to study at the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. Slowly, Father’s Day celebrations faded.

In the 1930s, Dodd returned to his hometown and began to fuel Father’s Day celebrations.

Dodd’s persistence finally paid off and raised awareness of the importance of respecting fathers at a national level.

World Father’s Day then began to be widely celebrated when President Richard Nixon designated it as a national holiday in 1972.

Happy World Father’s Day Greetings

Happy Father’s Day

A simple way to celebrate World Father’s Day is to congratulate a father figure.

Reporting from storiesbase.com (20/6/2022), here are the words in English and their meanings that can be quoted:

1. “Dad. You have given me the best things in life, Your time, your care, and your love. I am truly grateful to have you in my life. Happy Father’s Day!”

2. “Thanks for acting like a kid when I was a kid, acting like a friend when I needed a friend, and acting like a parent when I needed one. You are the best man I know. Happy Father’s Day!”

3. “Dad. Although time and distance may separate us, your guidance, advice, and love has stuck with me through it all. I would not be who I am today without you. Enjoy your special day.

4. “The older I get the more I realize how important it is to have a dad like you. You have provided stability in my life and the love and acceptance I needed. Happy Father’s Day!”

5. “Happy Father’s Day to my hero and role model. Thank you for everything you have done for our family. We love you with all our hearts.”

6. “Happy Father’s Day to the man who taught me how to step and throw, how to field a grounder, how to follow through and pretty much every other important thing I know about baseball and living!”

7. “Happy Father’s Day to the man who put the fear into all my homecoming and prom dates…and who still treats me like a princess!”

8. “You taught me so many of the important things I know—including a few choice words for certain situations.”

9. “Thank you for being there every day with just the love and guidance I’ve needed.”

10. “You’re my one and only dad, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you.”

11. “I’m so proud to be your son/daughter. Happy Father’s day.”

12. “Dad, you made my growing up so fun. Happy Father’s day!”

13. “Happy Father’s day, to the best man in the world!”

14. “Dad, you’re my first love. Happy Father’s day!”


That’s an example of Happy Father’s Day in English that warms a father’s heart.

Have friends wished your father Happy Father’s Day?