The Story of Father’s Day in the U.S.A.

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QUESTION:

Cosa si festeggia domani in Italia ? Read the story in English …..

It’s a special day in summer. It’s always on the 3rd Sunday in June. An American lady, Mrs Dodd, had the first idea to celebrate Father’s Day in 1909. She wanted to celebrate and honour her father. Mrs Dodd’s mother died when she was little. Her father was a Veteran of the American Civil War. But he looked after his 5 children all by himself on their farm in  Washington State. She encouraged  oher people in Washington State to celebrate the life and work of their fathers. And in 1924 President Coolidge said that a national Father’s Day was a good idea. in 1966 President Johnson signed a document to say the 3rd Sunday in June was an American holiday. Now it is a day when people honour their fathers, but they also honour their grandfathers. Most people send a card. And a lot of people buy a present, too. In America people send about 100 million cards every year. 

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