Sanchita Mondal

‘It is a wise man who doesn’t tell you that he loves you, he just shows it, said William Shakespeare in his play.

It is indeed true that just like mothers, all the fathers are superheroes too, who can do anything to bring a smile to their children's faces. To honour fatherhood and the role fathers play in society, the world dedicated the third Sunday of June month as Father's Day and this year, it falls on Sunday (June 19).

Why is Father's Day celebrated on the third Sunday of June?

The world celebrates ‘Father's Day’ as a tradition that started in 1910 in the US where a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honour her father and other men who took on the paternal mantle. Sonora’s father was a civil war veteran who selflessly raised six children by himself after their mother died during childbirth. Knowing about Mother’s Day celebration, Sonora felt that a father’s role also needed recognition. She went to the Spokane Ministerial Alliance and asked them to recognise her father’s birthday, 5 June, as Father’s Day to honour the fathers all around the world. However, the date was pushed, and the celebration was eventually deferred to the third Sunday of June. 

From then on, people across the world started celebrating Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June.

Modern touch to Father's Day

The trend of celebrating Father's day has got a modern touch with the boom of technology and the craze of social media. While Twitter got poured with pictures and special wishes by everyone, many celebrities from the cricket fraternity took to social media to celebrate the day.
On the other hand, many Bollywood and Tollywood stars, including Sara Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma, and Mahesh Babu extended their wishes by sharing adorable photos.

Here are the posts of celebrities who celebrated Father's day in their way:



A post shared by Kriti (@kritisanon)


A post shared by Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay)

Is it enough to limit the celebration to social media?

It's not just the celebrities, the common man even is celebrating the day by sharing pictures with fathers and with heartfelt captions on social media. However, is posting pictures on social media rather than doing it in reality enough to express love and honour for fathers? 
As we know, Father's day is observed to honour the love and sacrifices of fathers on the earth. On this special day, children thank their fathers for the efforts and contributions they make to the family. 

So, instead of just wishing fathers through social media, it could be a better idea for the young generation to express their love by spending some time together or expressing emotions and wishing him directly.  

Well, it is learnt that one does not need a special day to honour their father because every day is daddy’s day. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Father’s Day!