June 8, 2020
What Is Father’s Day, and Why Do We Celebrate? The first father-themed memorial and celebration was held on July 5, 1908 by a West Virginia church for the 362 men killed in a coal mine explosion.
Did you know:
- 1913: Fathers’ Day becomes Father’s Day.
- 1966: President Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers and designated the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
- 1972: President Nixon declared Father’s Day an official holiday in 1972.
Here are some activities to connect with those important men in your life:
- Head to an outdoor movie by setting up your own physically distanced private screening in the yard. Here’s a list of some movies to consider playing.
- Have a physically distanced or a virtual Zoom beer or wine tasting and plan an afternoon of sampling different craft beers or your favorite wines. Order some wine tasting place mats and set out a spread of cheeses and grapes.
- Pack up a picnic. Get some sandwiches and grab a blanket, then head outside. Or set up an improvised bowling alley and some yard games.
- Play some of your favorite songs and sing along, share memories that a particular song might evoke, or do your favorite dance together.
Have a meaningful conversation and ask questions that allow you to connect on a deeper level.
- What have been the happiest moments in your life so far?
- How would you like to be remembered?
- Is there something that you’ve always wanted to do or experience?
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