Father’s Day is on Sunday. Here are six things you probably don’t know about the holiday . . .
- It’s written as Father’s Day . . . with the apostrophe after the “R”. The holiday’s creator wanted it to be Fathers’ Day with the apostrophe after the “S” . . . but Congress put the apostrophe after the “R” when they established it as an official holiday.
- It was first proposed by a woman. A woman from Washington state named Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to create a Mother’s Day for dads. And because of her, Washington held the first Father’s Day on July 19th, 1910.
- It didn’t become an official holiday until 1972. President Nixon was the one who officially declared it a holiday. Mother’s Day, on the other hand, was made official in 1914.
- Father’s Day is the fourth-most popular holiday for greeting cards behind Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day.
- The official flower of Father’s Day is the rose. And a red rose is supposed to signify that your father is living, while a white rose means he’s passed away.
- Ties might date back to 221 B.C. When China’s first emperor and his terracotta army were discovered, each sculpture was wearing a necktie. (The Daily Meal/ Education.com / KVUE / Wikipedia)