Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and fatherhood, and it has its origin in the United States.
The idea for Father's Day originated in Spokane, Washington, in 1909, when Sonora Smart Dodd, who was inspired by Mother's Day celebrations, wanted to honor her father, William Jackson Smart. William Smart was a Civil War veteran who raised six children on his own after his wife died during childbirth.
Sonora Smart Dodd organized the first Father's Day celebration on June 19, 1910, in Spokane. The celebration gained popularity over the years, and in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father's Day a federal holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
Today, Father's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, although the date of celebration and traditions vary. It is a day to recognize and appreciate the important role that fathers and father figures play in the lives of their children and families.