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Father’s day is celebrated on different days throughout the world.
Origin in the U.S.:
On June 19, 1910, a Father's Day celebration was held at the YMCA in Spokane,
Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the civil war veteran William
Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. She was also
a member of Old Centenary Presbyterian Church (now Knox Presbyterian
Church), where she first proposed the idea. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis'
Mother's Day in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church, she told
her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday to honor them. Although she
initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough
time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third
Sunday in June. ***How convenient, I might add.*** Several local clergymen
accepted the idea, and on June 19, 1910, the first Father's Day, "sermons
honoring fathers were presented throughout the city".
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.
In addition to Father's Day, International Men's Day is celebrated in many
countries on November 19 in honor of men and boys who are not fathers. **This
is being politically correct so as not to hurt anyone.**
Notice this celebration began in the church. Why is that?
Exodus 20:12 – Honor thy father and they mother: that thy days may be long
upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
But let’s not forget that the world celebrates this day too.

In Germany, Father's Day (Vatertag) is celebrated differently from other parts of
the world. It is always celebrated on Ascension Day (the Thursday forty days after
Easter), which is a federal holiday. Regionally, it is also called men's
day, Männertag, or gentlemen's day, Herrentag. It is tradition for groups of males
(young and old but usually excluding pre-teenage boys) to do a hiking tour with
one or more smaller wagons, Bollerwagen, pulled by manpower. In the wagons
are wine or beer (according to region) and traditional regional
food, Hausmannskost. Many men use this holiday as an opportunity to
get drunk. According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, alcohol-related
traffic accidents multiply by three on this day. The tradition of getting drunk is
especially prevalent in Eastern Germany.
These traditions are probably rooted in Christian Ascension Day's processions to
the farmlands, which has been celebrated since the 18th century. Men
would be seated in a wooden cart and carried to the village's plaza, and the
mayor would award a prize to the father who had the most children, usually a big
piece of ham. In the late 19th century the religious component was progressively
lost, especially in urban areas such as Berlin, and groups of men organized walking

excursions with beer and ham. By the 20th century, alcohol consumption had
become a major part of the tradition. Many people will take the following Friday
off at work, and some schools are closed on that Friday as well; many people then
use the resulting four-day-long weekend for a short vacation.
It is pagan.
Pagan 1.
a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.
synonyms: heathen, infidel, idolater, idolatress;
archaic paynim (a non- Christian) "pagans worshiped the sun"

During earlier times, Father’s Day was known by the name of Great Sky-Father’s
Day. Celebrating Father’s Day gives honor to the pagan sky god Caelus (Jupiter,
Zeus, Uranus) and the summer solstice. Part of the week of celebrations leading
up to the summer solstice, the day was give over to celebrating the provision of
the Sky-Father for his human children with his rich gifts of sun and rain. Gifts of
sacrificial goats and sheep (recognizable by the festive ribbons bound about their
necks) were supplemented with prayers for his continued guidance in the human
journey towards spiritual adulthood.
During Roman and Grecian times, animals ready to be sacrificed were recognized
by the ties of ribbon that were placed around their necks on this day.

During Roman and Grecian times, animals ready to be sacrificed were recognized
by the ties of ribbon that were placed around their necks on this day.

Who is profiting? Look at their logo. There is a golden circle under the crown,
representing the sun and yellows and golds represent the sun also. The red
ribbon is like the snake who is also worshiped as the sun god baal.


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