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Sunday 18th June is Father's Day - Grab a bear hug day

Father's Day is celebrated as a way to honor and appreciate fathers and father figures in our lives. The exact origins of Father's Day are not clear, as there are multiple theories about its beginnings. However, it is generally believed to have emerged as a counterpart to Mother's Day, which had gained popularity earlier.

One prominent theory suggests that the modern celebration of Father's Day can be attributed to Sonora Smart Dodd. In 1909, she proposed the idea of a dedicated day to honor fathers after being inspired by Mother's Day. Sonora wanted to honor her own father, William Jackson Smart, a single parent who raised six children by himself. She campaigned for the establishment of Father's Day as an official holiday, and it gained traction over time.

The idea of Father's Day gradually gained recognition and acceptance in various countries. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father's Day a national holiday in the United States, observed on the third Sunday in June. Since then, Father's Day has been celebrated annually in many countries around the world, although the specific dates may vary.

Father's Day serves as an opportunity to express love, gratitude, and appreciation for fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and other father figures who have played significant roles in our lives. It is a day to acknowledge their contributions, sacrifices, guidance, and support. People often celebrate Father's Day by spending time with their fathers, giving them gifts, writing cards or letters, or simply expressing heartfelt words of thanks and appreciation.

Overall, Father's Day is a special occasion to honor and celebrate the important role that fathers play in families and society, recognizing their love, care, and positive influence on the lives of their children.

With such a vital role to play in our lives, why not purchase some delish Manns Cookies and serve with afternoon tea in the garden on Sunday, with a picnic or just alone on a lovely dog walk.

Best Cookie Wishes,


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