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2017 Father's Day Sunday June 18,2017

The officially recognized date of Father's Day varies from country to country

While Father's Day is usually celebrated on the third Sunday of June, several countries such as Italy, Croatia, Spain and Portugal celebrate it on March 19.

Fathers Day is celebrated to acknowledge the sacrifices and love they shower on us. On this day, children express thanks to their fathers for all their unconditional love and affection. 

Celebration of the festival helps children understand the important role their father play in their life. Father's Day helps in strengthening father-child relationship and consequently in the emotional development of a child.

There are numerous stories related to father's day but the most popular story is about a young girl named Sonora Dodd of Washington.

In May 1909, Ms Dodd was listening to a church sermon on Mother's Day, when the idea stuck her of having a day dedicated for fathers. 

The following year, she appealed for June 5, which was her father's birthday, to be celebrated as Father's Day. However, the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 officially.

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