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Three Sapphic Books for Father’s Day

Father's Day
Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day: June 18th!

Get ready for June 18th, because it’s time to celebrate Father’s Day! In this post, we’ll explore the significance of this special day and share some tips for celebrating. So grab your favorite dad joke and let’s get started!

A Day for Dad: The Origins of Father’s Day

Father’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1910, thanks to the efforts of Sonora Smart Dodd. Inspired by Mother’s Day, Dodd wanted to create a day to honor fathers. She was particularly motivated by her own father, who was a Civil War veteran and single parent to six children. President Woodrow Wilson unofficially endorsed the holiday in 1916. However, it wasn’t until 1972 that President Richard Nixon officially declared Father’s Day a national holiday.

Since then, Father’s Day has become an international celebration, with countries around the world honoring dads and father figures for their love, guidance, and support.

Dads Around the World: The Global Significance of Father’s Day

While Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates in various countries, the spirit of the holiday remains the same: to express gratitude and appreciation for the important role that fathers play in our lives. From Australia to Zimbabwe, families come together to celebrate their dads with gifts, quality time, and heartfelt gestures of love.

Organizations like the National Fatherhood Initiative and the International Fatherhood Network have played a role in promoting the importance of active and engaged fatherhood, emphasizing the positive impact that fathers have on families and communities.

Show Dad Some Love: Tips and Ideas for Father’s Day

Ready to celebrate Father’s Day? Here are some thoughtful ways to make the day special:

  • Spend quality time together: Plan a day filled with dad’s favorite activities, whether it’s hiking, fishing, or a movie marathon.
  • Give a personalized gift: Show your appreciation with a meaningful gift that reflects dad’s interests and passions.
  • Share memories and stories: Reminisce about favorite moments and experiences, and let dad know the impact he’s had on your life.
  • Cook dad’s favorite meal: Whip up a delicious feast featuring all of dad’s favorite dishes or treat him to a meal at his favorite restaurant.

Celebrate Dad: Join in on Father’s Day!

Now that you’re equipped with all the information you need, it’s time to join the celebration! Whether you’re spending quality time together, giving a heartfelt gift, or simply sharing memories, be sure to share your Father’s Day experiences on social media using the hashtag #FathersDay. Let’s come together to honor and appreciate the amazing dads in our lives!

To celebrate Father’s Day, today we’re featuring three sapphic books with characters who reconcile, reconnect, and get to know their dads.

Looking for something else? Try this list of books featuring parents / caregivers.

Curious what tomorrow’s special day will be?

Make sure to check back each day for your daily calendar trivia, along with more great book recommendations! Any day spent reading sapphic books is a day to be celebrated!

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