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Father's Day
By Cynthia Kirkeby, Sarah Lane
May 8, 2012, 18:05 PST

What day is Father's Day celebrated each year from 2012 - 2016?

In the USA, the UK and Canada, Fathers' Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June.

Year Fathers' Day is Celebrated On
2012 June 17
2013 June 16
2014 June 15
2015 June 21
2016 June 19

Father's Day was created around the same time as Mother's Day in the early 1900's.

Mrs. Sonora B. Dodd first proposed Father's Day in 1909. She wanted to designate a day to honor her father, William Smart, because he raised six children as a single parent and gained her utmost respect. She organized the first Father's Day celebration on June 19th, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.

The idea caught on around the nation and by 1924, even President Calvin Coolidge announced his support for the holiday. In 1966 President Lynden Johnson signed a proclamation stating that the third Sunday of each June would officially be Father's Day. But it wasn't until 1972 that President Richard Nixon finally designated Father's Day a national holiday. Today it is a holiday to honor not just paternal, but all influential father figures in our lives.
Source:, Father's Day on the Net

Additional Learning Links for Father's Day

ClassBrain's section on Father's Day
Coloring Pages, kids projects for Father's Day presents, and the history of Father's Day are a few of the items for you will find in ClassBrain's section on Dads.

Father's Day Crafts
"These Father's Day crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc." It includes cool cards, family tree projects, and Dad and me books.
Source: ClassBrain
Reading Level: Easy

Father's Day - Holidays in the U.S.A.
"The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their children." Learn more about this special holiday....
Source: Embassy of the United States of America
Reading Level: Moderate

Father's Day
History, recipes, and Father's Day poetry will make you smile as you get ready for Father's Day.
Source: Marvel Creations
Reading Level: Moderate

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