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Did you know that Father's Day was introduced to complement Mother's Day? Did you know that Fatherís Day was declared a national holiday 58 years after Mother's Day became official in the U.S.? Did you know that affectionate names for Father include; Dad, Daddy, Pop, Pops, Papa, Paps, Baba and Pa - what do you call your Father? Read our fun facts sheets they cover a range of topics, you will discover new fun facts and trivia about many interesting subjects!

Fun Fact 1: What is Father's Day? Father's Day is an annual celebration during which fatherhood and paternity are honored; it is celebrated all over the world although not on the same date

Fun Fact 2: When is Father's Day? Most countries celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday of June although dates vary depending on the county, for example: some European countries celebrate Father's Day on March 19, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji celebrate on the first Sunday of September

Fun Fact 3: Father's Day is a day of celebration and thanks, people show appreciation to fathers and grand-fathers for the love and support that they give us and to look back remember special times together

Fun Fact 4: Father's Day in America was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Following the endorsement of the Mother's equivalent Sonora Smart Dodd led the way to promote and establish Father's day to tribute her own father - he was a Civil War veteran and single parent to six children

Fun Fact 5: The first American Father's Day celebration took place in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910

Fun Fact 6: In 1966, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation, allocating the third Sunday of June as Father's Day

Fun Fact 7: In 1972, the 37th U.S. President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation of law declaring Fatherís Day as a national holiday

Fun Fact 8: In Germany, Father's Day is celebrated on Ascension Day - the Thursday forty days after Easter. Groups of males take part in a traditional hill-walking trip towing with them small wooden wagons, filled with traditional food, wine and beer

Fun Fact 9: In Italy, following Roman Catholic tradition, fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day, which falls on March 19

Fun Fact 10: Some countries across the globe have a day of celebration for men who are not fathers; it is called International Men's Day it is celebrated on November 19 each year

Fun Fact 11: Did you know that in Thailand, Father's Day celebrated on the same date as the reigning King's birthday?

Fun Fact 12: So, what do I get Pops for Father's Day? Popular gift and present ideas for Pa include; clothing such as socks, slippers, sweaters or underwear, luxury food and drinks, tools, electronics, shaving or skincare products, aftershave or cologne, hobby related gifts such as gardening, sports, motoring or music

Fun Fact 13: Personalized gifts including; mugs, T-shirts, phone covers and mouse mats, are a popular choice for Father's Day presents. Printed with photos and slogans such as "The World's Best Dad", "Number 1 Dad", "Superdad" or simply "Pops", digitally printed gifts are often taken to the workplace as a reminder of the family during the working day

Fun Fact 14: Father's Day gift experiences are becoming increasingly popular, ideas include: trips to sports stadiums, driving cars, sports lessons, theatre or cinema tickets and magazine subscriptions

Fun Fact 15: What can I make dad for Father's Day for free? Why not find some special photos to frame or craft together a book of special messages, pictures and quotes - the time and thought you put into this gift is sure to be treasured by both of you for years to come!

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