Father's Day celebrations were not very popular until late twentieth century. In fact, a day was dedicated as Father's Day in 1910 just after the Mother's Day was declared in 1908. It looked unfair to many people that a Mother's Day was celebrated, but there was no such thing to dedicate for fathers. As a result of the efforts of many social activists, especially Sonora Smart Dodd who campaigned strongly for a Father's Day, the official date was fixed as third Sunday in June in the United States. The first official Father's Day was celebrated on June 19th, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.
Sonora Smart Dodd is honoured as the founder of Father's Day, her dad being an American Civil War veteran who raised six children as a single father after the death of their mother.
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