When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape. ~ Dave Attell
15 Fun Facts for Father’s Day!
Father’s Day is celebrated around the world, although not always on the third Sunday in June as we do here in the USA. Enjoy some fun trivia about the day itself and Father’s in general! Happy Father’s Day to all of our Dads!
A special Happy Father’s Day to my son, Kyle, who is celebrating his very first Father’s Day because of our miracle, Norah Jayne.
- In the country of Thailand, National Father’s Day is also the King’s birthday. They celebrate by setting off fireworks and committing acts of charity, such as donating blood and setting free animals who were captive.
- Did you know that the male seahorse is the partner that carries the eggs and births the babies? Say what?!
- The song by Stevie Wonder, Isn’t She Lovely, is all about his newborn daughter, Aisha. If your hearing is good and you listen closely, you can even hear her crying on the recording.
- Things are a bit different now with cellphones but Father’s Day used to be the busiest day of the year for COLLECT phone calls.
- The birthplace of the official Father’s Day is Spokane, Washington. Sonora Dodd wanted to honor her father who raised her when her mother died during childbirth. June was his birth month.
- There are more than 70 million dads in the U.S.
- In 2014, consumers spent $19 billion on Mother’s Day and $12.5 billion on Father’s Day.
- There are more than 214,000 stay-at-home dads in the United States.
- Females spend 50% more on gifts for their dads and husbands than men do.
- Kids who lived in a home without a father make up 63% of youth suicides in the U.S
- The word “dad” was first recorded in 1500 but is likely much older than that. It probably comes from the first sounds that a child makes and is similar around the world. In Welsh it is tad, Irish it is daid, tata in Greek, and tete in Lithuania.
- The official flower for Father’s Day is a rose. You wear a red one if your father is still living and a white one if your father is deceased.
- Number One gift for Father’s Day is still the necktie!
- And finally, it is noted that one of the oldest “Father’s Day Cards” was made by a boy named Elmesu more than 4,000 years ago. A clay tablet, found by archaeologists in Babylonian ruins, had a message on it from the son telling his father he wished for him good health and a long life.
Not to leave out The Sweetheart…you knew I wouldn’t. He is celebrating his first Father’s Day as Poppy. God is good! Now, fire up the grill, dust off the lawn chair, and make sure you tell your Father how much you appreciate him!