In the early 20th century to recognize the role fathers also play and to compliment Mother’s Day, Father’s Day was introduced. Father’s Day was celebrated to reflect the paternal bonds gained between father and child and also to honour and commemorate our forefathers.
Long before any modern observances, a young Babylonian named Elmesu wished his father good health and a long life on a clay tablet.
Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, after listening to a church sermon in 1909 about the newly recognized Mother’s Day felt strongly that fatherhood needed to be recognized as well, as her own father William Smart, a civil War Veteran was left to raise his family alone, when his wife died giving birth to their 6th child when Sonora was just 16 years old.
Father’s Day celebrations is on the 3rd Sunday of June, therefore the date of the occasion is never fixed. This year it falls on 19th June and is one of the most meaningful days for those who have fathers or for those who are fathers themselves.
Gift giving and special dinners to fathers are some of the many acts undertaken along with family-oriented activities. Younger children often give Dad a handmade gift and the smiles and shared bond between the two become a loving memory.
Father’s Day will be here before you know it and finding the perfect gift for your Dad can be a daunting prospect. They need to know how much you appreciate them for all they do.
The best gift for the best Dad this June 19th is to book one of our many tours we have available, below is just a handful we think will be the perfect gift for your Dad:
Fathers Day Lunch on the British Pullman
19th June – 1 Day
A journey on the British Pullman is an experience for fathers to treasure forever, especially when hauled by a steam loco. What better way to show your love and appreciation for the most special man in your life.
Normandy Landing Beaches
19th June – 5 Days
An unmissable opportunity to discover the historic towns, cities and sites that played such a significant part in determining the course of world history. Our tour takes in the British and American sectors, famous beaches such as Juno, Omaha and Gold, and visits Caen and Arromanches.
London and The London Eye
18th June – 2 Days
Enjoy two fantastic days away exploring the capital and the seemingly endless attractions, including an inclusive flight on the London Eye.
Belgian Grand Prix
26th Aug – 4 Days
Enjoy the 2011 Grand Prix on these adrenalin-pumping race weekends and soak up the atmosphere of these fantastic events.
For our full selection of tours available please visit our website coachholidays.com or ring our friendly reservations team on 0845 330 3747 to book your father a fantastic father’s day gift now!