Fathers Day is a day for expressing gratitude and appreciation to fathers. Fathers day was started in 1910 in Spokane, Washington by Mrs. John Dodd. This custom soon was adopted by many nations throughout the world. Different nations integrated this custom in their culture adopting different dates, in Europe and America the adopted date to celebrate Fathers Day is the third sunday in June.
The custom spread throughout many countries and in 1936 a national Father's Day committee was formed. Headquartered in New York City, the committee annually selects a Father of the Year.
In ancient persia Zoroastrians started this custom centuries in advance of Europe and America. The Jashn or Festival of Sharivargān is ancient Iranian Fathers Day which is celebrated on the fourth day of the sixth Iranian calendar month of Sharivar (21st of August).
The date of the celebration and its’ philosophy began with the Prophet Zoroaster around 1800 BC.
Fathers day is not about giving presents or greeting cards to fathers, is an opportunity for us to express our feelings and our thoughts to our fathers.
Some of us do not have or are not given the opportunity to express our feelings for our fathers. There are many reasons for this, including physical distance or restrictions imposed by the society we live in.
However, technology today offers us the opportunity to do so through cyber space using WORDS. Words are the most powerful way of expressing our feelings. Feelings expressed by words shall be preserved for eternity, shall live through time and shall get stronger every time is shared with others.
I look forward to the year when you shall choose to share your feelings with me.