Father’s Day 2021 is on the brink, and you might be wondering how best to celebrate the event. In this article, learn about the essence of Fatherhood while also having a peek into the history of the event. Pick up some fantastic Father’s Day gift ideas to leave your dad amazed. Also, learn how to use Talk Home App to your advantage on this Father’s day.
Father’s Day: A Peek into The Remarkable Event’s History
Father’s Day is a day of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds. It also pays tribute to their contribution in the bringing up of their children – and thus – to society as a whole. In Catholic countries of Europe, Father’s day arrives on 19 March. It has its well-known context with the Saint Joseph’s Day going back to the Middle Ages.
Father’s Day, in the U.S., has associations with young American woman, Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father was an American civil war veteran, raised her after her mother died in childbirth. It is usually celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910.
Father’s Day makes its way on various dates across the world. Different regions worldwide own their traditions of celebrating fatherhood. While Mother’s Day has been around for centuries, Father’s Day has recent historical contexts.
The Essence of Father’s Day in Present Day Times
Father’s Day acknowledges honouring the tireless efforts of fathers.
Many sacrifices and contributions are often taken for granted for our father’s. Father’s Day, thus, expresses sentiments of fatherly love, reverence and gratitude. The day celebrates the wonderful influence of these special men on their children
The essence of Fatherhood is deep and profound. It is to take care of and communicate with one’s children. It also acknowledges the time to spend with them while also providing physical and emotional security. Fathers acknowledge and support their children’s unique personalities and aspirations.
When is Father’s Day Celebrated Around the World?
The question – “What Day Is Father’s Day?” – has both historical and demographic contexts.
The most popular date for Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June. First observed in the U.S., the date has since been acknowledged in many other countries. The day is celebrated on March 19th in Italy, Spain and Portugal, the feast of St. Joseph, who is also the patron saint of fathers. While in different parts of the world the day is celebrated on different dates due to historic reasons. Let us examine a few variations from Scandinavia and Asia.
Father’s Day is celebrated on the same date as Ascension Day in Germany – on the 40th day of Easter. The tradition of Father’s Day was adopted in the 1930s across Scandinavia. At the start, the American date was used, yet, in 1949, Nordic countries decided to shift to the second Sunday in November. This was done for a couple of reasons. First, to place the day at least half a year away from Mother’s Day, but to also increase sales in an otherwise docile period before Christmas.
The only country that didn’t follow the trend was Denmark. They forgot to inform the public and the press about the date change so, Father’s Day remained on the same day. In Taiwan, Father’s Day was celebrated on August 8 as the Chinese for eight are pronounced as ‘ba’, and a common word for father is ‘ba-ba’ – so the eighth day of the eighth month sounds like ‘daddy’. This was also the date for Father’s Day in China, but, the date was moved to the third Sunday in June.
An Ideal Father in a Social Construct
Fatherhood, as a social construct has certain embedded values. In reality, yet, due to various sociological factors, a lot of the idealistic traits could well be missing. Ideally, a father provides breathing space for his children to experiment and gain practical life experiences.
He allows his children to express their feelings, emotions, ideas and their perspectives on life. Moreover, he helps them self-actualize while pursuing their goals and dreams. Instead of being a hierarchal figure of power and authority, he acts more as a mentor and a guide.
Some of the key leadership qualities a father can instigate into their children are:
Empowering self-belief and confidence inside their children.
Cultivating self-respect and self-esteem.
Educating them on the importance of respecting other human beings.
Demonstrating humanitarian values and ethics.
Leading by example.
Importance of Fathers in Child Development
A study conducted in 2016 at the Michigan State University, collected data from about 730 families across the United States, explored the effects of cognitive stress and mental health problems. They found that a father’s relationship with their children plays a critical role in their children’s mental and physical wellbeing. This was particularly evident from toddler’s to fifth graders.
The research provides some of the most conclusive evidence of fathers’ importance to their children’s growth and development. It also strengthens the idea that early childhood parenting has, the final say, on how the child will later develop in life.
Father’s Day Messages
A father is a treasured relationship – an all-inclusive assortment of a brother, a comforting figure – and, a friend.
The following are some of the thoughtful Father’s Day messages you can share with your dad or with someone who is a father figure to you.
“It doesn’t matter how many years go by. In my mind, you’ll always be that same amazing person who taught me how to ride a bike, helped me with my homework, and scared away the ghosts in my room. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Thanks for being amazing!”
“The older I get, the more it has dawned on me how many sacrifices you made to make my life better! I can never thank you enough for everything you have done for me! I love you, Daddy.”
“Sons become strong characters with the influence of their father. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!”
“Dear Dad, one day I hope I find a prince, but you’ll always be my king!”
“Silly, sweet, always there to make me smile. That’s why you’ll always be my Prince Charming, Dad. Happy Father’s Day!”
“My father is a man of few words. And that’s alright. Because a few words is all it takes for him to make me happy, calm me when I am crying, and teach me the perfect lessons for my life.”
“Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever! You’re not just my father, but one of my closest friends.
Some More Father’s Day Messages for Dad
“You aren’t overly expressive, but your actions speak for you. Love you, Papa. Sending you heart-filled wishes on Father’s Day.”
“Happy Father’s Day. You’ve always had the biggest heart, dad. I’ve learned so much from you: patience, kindness, strength & courage. I love you so much, today and always!”
“Thank you for everything that you have given me. You’ve always been there for me as a dad and best friend as well. Our bond is so special. I love you, dad!”
“To my dearest Dad: You are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for guiding me in the right direction. Happy Father’s Day, I love you.”
“Happy Father’s Day. I may not ever fill your shoes completely, dad, but if I’m half the man you are someday, at least I’ll know I’ve tried.”
“You’re my one and only dad, and I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you. Happy Father’s Day.”
Will COVID Restrictions still be in place for Father’s Day 2021?
So far, COVID restrictions have taken the route of the government’s roadmap. This implies that restrictions will be much less rigorous than this time last year.
Under the new lockdown rules in most countries, families will be able to have an indoor meal and stay overnight in another household (limited to two households, or groups of six). They can even have a much-needed hug from their family members. That bodes well for you to meet up with your dad on the upcoming Father’s Day 2021.
Get Creative with New DIY Father’s Day Gifts Ideas
The homemade DIY gifts may vary in difficulty level, most of them are pretty easy to make. There is a lot of Father’s day present ideas for your dad, which you can pursue with aplomb.
Hot infused pepper oil
Spice up Dad’s special day with hot-pepper infused olive oil. Choose a bottle that offers easy pouring. It is almost guaranteed that he’ll be dipping his meats, eggs and veggies with your delicious infused oil.
Personalized smartphone case
Whether Dad has an Android or iPhone device, a DIY smartphone case that reflects his personality can make him think of you every day! Not to forget the fun photos you can add to the cover – like those from an evening at your favourite restaurant – can mean a lot to him.
Personalized photo candle
All dads love and deserve to relax, don’t they?. With a luxurious scented candle with essential oils, Dad can loosen up at the end of the day. You can opt to customize your candle design with different colours, photos and patterns.
Customized Father’s Day cards
Whether it was a walk in the park, a food takeaway moment, or a hike up to a trail, memories like that can mean the world to dads. You can personalize a Father’s Day card with vibrant photos showcasing the moments you spent time together.
Rosemary-mint shaving cream
Thinking of going all-natural? Nothing beats a homemade shaving cream – the rosemary and mint is a freshening combo – leaving your dad energized and happy after a clean shave.
A glass frame is one of those keepsake gifts your dad is likely to have forever. What could be a better way to share some of your most cherished memories with your dad!
Surprise Your Dad with International Mobile Top-Up With Talk Home App
On this Father’s Day, wouldn’t your dad be enthralled if you surprised him by sending mobile credit to his PAYG mobile network? With Talk Home App, you can send mobile credit to your dad – even if he lives continents apart or oceans away – and to any network worldwide.
The Final Word on The Much-Anticipated Father’s Day
The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched. No amount of words can depict how fundamental a role a father plays in his child’s development. Talk Home App is your perfect medium to celebrate Father’s day 2021 – by connecting with your dad on the app – and expressing how you still love him!
Send him a heart-filled message or better yet, call him to light his day up. With Talk Home App, you always get cheap, high quality calls to any PAYG network worldwide.
Always taking pride in my African ancestry, I ended up settling in London a few years ago, joining Talk Home as an Editor. Ever since then, I’m in love with plentiful rain, aromatic tea and fast paced tech world, sharing what I learn with the world through blogging.