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Today is Father’s Day in the United States, a day where American spouses and children get to honor their dads. Father’s Day was not celebrated in the US, outside Catholic traditions, until the 20th century. As a civic celebration in the US, it was inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting.
On June 19, 1910, the first Father’s Day celebration was held at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington. Later on, in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. So what do mother’s and father’s want for their day of celebration? Take a look below.