Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year in India. That is why there is no set date to celebrate Father’s Day. This year, it is celebrated today (June 20) as it is the third Sunday of this month. As its name suggests, it is the day we celebrate fatherhood and the bond between children and their parents. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that people will be able to celebrate the day extravagantly. The celebrations are expected to be minimal, similar to last year.
On this day, children express their gratitude to their parents and also to those, with whom ties are equal to parental ties. All of the father figures who have helped shape minds, thoughts and have been instrumental in one’s life are also honored on that day. Because all the sacrifices made by parents for their children are also recognized.
After losing a mother, her father took care of a 16-year-old girl, Sonora Louise Dodd, along with her five younger siblings. Dodd’s father was a war veteran who selflessly cared for his children. To mark their efforts, Sonora drew up a petition demanding that Father’s Day be celebrated. With the means of his petition, he wanted all fathers and those who are father figures to all to be honored on the date of his father’s birthday, June 5.
While efforts to celebrate Father’s Day were unsuccessful, Sonora managed to convince local church communities to participate. The date was decided as the third Sunday of each June. Later, Dodd spent years campaigning for the efforts that parents make for their children.
The celebrations have remained subtle since last year. Many people exchange cards, prepare hearty meals, bake cakes for their parents to mark the day. Some also bring flowers or gifts as a symbol of their gratitude and love.
People have also taken to social media to express their feelings for their bond with parents. Many have also shared their memories and images to mark the day.
This is how some netizens posted on Twitter.
– Be Mansoor (@ _Roomi5) June 20, 2021
– ???? Erin Green Author ???? (@ErinGreenAuthor) June 20, 2021
The father is a superhero for his children, a shield for his family and a pillar of the house. Unfortunately, we only realize this when we put ourselves in their shoes.#Happy Father’s Day # happyfathersday2021 # fathersday2021 #Father’s day pic.twitter.com/wHpGmig4Ww
– phatan khan (@pathan_neamath) June 20, 2021