Father's Day Celebration Ideas

Hispanic father pushing daughter on swing and making eye contact.There are several variations on the history of Father’s Day, but the general story goes that the idea started in 1909, when a woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd in the state of Washington proposed a holiday to celebrate fathers, apparently inspired by Anna Jarvis who started the Mother’s Day holiday the year before.

Sonora wanted to honor her father, a veteran of the United States Civil War, who raised six children after he became a widow. Some sources say her father was born on June 5, and others say he was born on June 19, but either way, the holiday was established to be celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday in June. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that Father’s Day be celebrated nationally, and in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the official proclamation for this national holiday.

In most of Latin America, as in the United States, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

Below we have a few Father’s Day celebration ideas to honor your dad this weekend – whether you call him father, dad, daddy, pop – or papá, papito, or papi in Spanish.

Father’s Day Celebration Ideas

  1. Be original and make him something by hand, whether it’s a card or an art project. Ties and golf clubs are a dime a dozen. He’ll appreciate you took the time to create something special for him! (And remember all the times he helped you with your art projects in school.)
  2. Some dads are the house chefs, whether it’s in the kitchen or outdoor on the grill. Let him relax this Father’s Day and prepare a special meal for him! (See our healthy menu idea below, with recipes from Sweet Life.)
  3. Put on a special performance – write and play a song, or compose and recite a poem, to honor him.
  4. Do something fun together that you used to do when you were younger, whether it’s going to a sports game, fishing or bike riding, or to a music concert or art museum.
  5. Go down memory lane and sit down together to look through old photo albums or home videos.
  6. Celebrate with the other dads in your family – brothers, uncles, grandfathers. The more the merrier! ¡Entre más, mejor!
  7. Tell him you love him. Papá, te quiero.

Cumin Citrus Fajitas by SweetLifeBake.com

Father’s Day Meal Idea: A Parrillada/Barbecue with a Twist!

(Recipes from SweetLifeBake.com)

Click on the links below for recipes…




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