Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 since the Middle Ages.
Interesting facts about Father’s Day:
~ While Mother’s Day holds the record for most phone calls, Father’s Day has the most collect calls.
~ In America, observers spend over $1 billion every year buying gifts for their father.
~ Hallmark considers Father’s Day to be the fifth largest card giving holiday. ~ Children whose fathers are involved in their life in a beneficial way tend to do better in school and stay out of trouble.
~ Scientists polled over a thousand adults to find that 28% felt that their fathers had the most influence on their lives, 53% chose their mothers and 15% credited both parents the same amount.
~ About 80% of post WWII children grew up with two biological married parents.