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Five fun facts for Father's day!

Five fun facts for Father's day!

Father’s day is not too far away now and whilst the majority of us choose to celebrate it, most of us do not know about it’s origins or history, so here’s five fun facts for father’s day!

Fact no.1
Father’s Day was invented by Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, an American whose veteran father raised six children on his own.

Sonora Smart Dodd

Fact no.2
The first Father’s day was said to have been celebrated on the 19th June 1910

Grandfather holding child

Fact no.3
The traditional flower for Father’s day is a Rose. Wearing a white rose is meant to honour a dad who has passed away whilst wearing a red one represents a dad who is still with us. Flowers are usually bought on Mothers day, but if you’re stuck for gift ideas this Fathers day, go ahead and buy him a bunch of roses.

Man holding a red rose

Fact no.4
Whilst the media and common perception would lead us to believe otherwise, In the UK 3% of fathers are lone parents.

Father and sons on boat

Fact no.5
In the UK Father's Day only really took off are World War Two when many people were left without father’s and wanted to honour them

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    Did you know any of these facts already or do you know any more? Let us know them in the comments below and tell us what are you planning to do for your dad this Father’s day.
    Rhianne Ford

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