Happy Father’s Day

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry: happy father’s day.

Every living day for humans is special and every passing minute is more rewarding than the last as you have learnt more and loved more and seen more. In one of these many special days is one that honors our fathers for being who they are and letting us be who we are. Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or Big Brothers; so on father’s day don’t forget  all these people!

Father’s day is that one day when we celebrate the existence of the relation of a father. Father’s day celebrations are a reminder to us that we have someone to thank and cherish for all the best in the world. Father’s day celebrations are also to express the gratitude and love we have for our fathers and to make that one day so special that the past year with all sorts of ups and downs don’t leave any bruises.

Father’s day comes on every third Sunday of June and it is that one time when we can freely celebrate a divine relationship. Father’s day celebrations don’t necessary come to the mark to which father’s love their children but it is a start and a promise that the rest of the year would hopefully be filled with more love and understanding.

Father’s day started from a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington, who thought of the idea for Father’s day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.

Father’s day in Pakistan might not be at a scale it is celebrated in the rest of the world but the spirits are catching up. For instance in the west for father’s day celebrations they put up huge sales and the malls have different activities for the children to enjoy with their fathers. In Pakistan father’s day is still in its early forms and with every year the excitement is building up and the awareness about father’s day is spreading. Father’s day in Pakistan is also celebrated in schools and the children have interactive games too. Father’s day is a day to celebrate and that is how it should be spend; celebrating.

Most countries of world celebrate Father’s Day at different dates depending on the origin. But father’s day in Pakistan is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. So this year Father’s Day in Pakistan is 21st June 2009.
In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries, most often on November 19.
Happy Father’s Day everyone!

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