Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day - Now I KNow!

A couple of days ago, while having coffee and lounging about at home with Lynn and David - we got to thinking about Father's Day and it's origins... you see in Taiwan it is CELEBRATED on August 8 (8/8), pronounced BaBa - which is closed to Papa, hence, why it was chosen to be celebrated on this day...

So they asked me why the US (and everywhere else in the world) celebrates on the third SUNDAY each year? And I was lost for words -- I honestly did not know.

What to do? What to do? Of course I had to GOOGLE it and the BEST and SIMPLEST explanation I got was this:
Father's Day (Third Sunday in June)
Quite interesting that there's few speculations on how it really started - but no matter, it is always GREAT to give Thanks and Celebrate our Love for our Dads...

Happy Father's Day to All Dads, and would be Dads!!!My Dad & I - June 2005. A year before his passing.


Juliana said...

Dear Rudi,

I found the reason why...Here is the link for you:'s_Day

Read the History section, quite fun to know...FYI, I have forced myself not to think about the Date for many many years...


wtsrudi said...

i FEEL YOU, Juliana... it doesn't get any easier as time goes by - does it? *HUGS*