Father’s Day is a day in which fathers are celebrated for their impacts in our lives. It is a day fathers are acknowledged for their roles in protecting their families and societies at large.
The day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. In US, where it was first celebrated, the day is marked on the third Sunday in June. India also celebrates Father’s Day on this same date too.
However, in counties like Portugal, Croatia, Italy and Spain, Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19. Other countries celebrate theirs too on different dates not similar to the ones already mentioned.
Should there be a day fathers will be celebrated?
I would say NO! WHY?
Our fathers are heroes in our lives. To me, heroes do not necessarily ought to be celebrated in one specific day per year. Our father’s sacrifices and substantial contributions in our lives need a day-to-day celebration.
In my own opinion, celebrating fathers once in a year is tantamount to undermining their pivotal roles and impacts in one’s life.
Not all Dads have the qualities of a special father—this is the reason I refer to those special ones as heroes. Anyone can be a father; however, it requires a lot of work to be a special one.
Special father toils hard every day to support his family mentally, financially, medically, socially, educationally, emotionally and physically.
- A quick reminder: It is a mere hypocrisy if you disturb the social media with noises of your write ups to celebrate your father while you have never celebrated him physically. When last did you call him? When last did you text him and tell him you’re proud to be his son or daughter? Your Dad may not see your write ups on Facebook or Whatsapp. Call or text him and send warm wishes to him.
All in all, Father’s Day has its own positive side. It has become a day children send warm wishes and beautiful gifts to their fathers, the super heroes in their lives. This goes a long way to strengthen the bond of family, and uniting the whole household.