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  • Father's Day is celebrated mostly on the third Sunday of June to compliment Mother's Day. However, the ancient traces of celebrating Fatherís Day can be found. According to many scholars, the importance of Father's Day can be found even in ancient Babylon. Around 4000 years age, Elmesu a young first carved a message on a card made of clay for his father whishing him long life and good health. Though there is no records about what happened to them but, the Babylonians started celebrating a day privately reserved for their fathers.

    The concept gained momentum on June 19th, 1910 in Spokane, Washington by Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd. She initialized the concept after attending Mother's Day service. She wanted to honor her father William Smart who was a Civil War veteran and raised his six children after his wife's death. With time the holiday gained popularity.
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