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Fathers day 2018: Know significance and how to wish

By Vikas
Google Oneindia News

Father's Day: Father's love is often underrated because dads usually do not overtly express their emotions towards their children. More than fathers, its actually about men who do not want to be seen as emotional beings. But, there is no denying that both father's and mother's love are needed equally for holistic development of a child.

Fathers Day

While mothers nurture and love their children with all their hearts, fathers often express their love by protecting their children while also coaching them for life. Fathers also make a great deal of sacrifices to ensure that their child gets the best in the world.

Father's Day is celebrated every year on the third week of June. This year, it falls on June 17 in India. Showing some extra care on a day dedicated to dear fathers is a great way to celebrate this day.

Father's day wishes:

There is no need to get overdramatic to wish fathers. Merely acknowledging that you love them would be sufficient in most cases to make them feel happy. A handwritten note briefly explaining why you love them would also be great to make your dad's day.

Alternatively, the following are some nice lines to wish on this occasion:

Thanks for being my guiding light and the precious life lessons. Happy Father's Day, dad!

Admire your courage, lively spirit and valiant choices. Happy Father's Day!

Greatly appreciate your attitude and positive outlook towards Life... Wishing you happy Father's Day with Best Regards

You give me new perspective on conversations and have a strong influence over my thoughts... I owe you my success. Happy Father's Day

Here are some of the best quotes on fathers from great personalities:

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." - Sigmund Freud.

"Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." - Barack Obama

"A father's a treasure, a brother's a comfort, a friend is both."
-Benjamin Franklin, American statesman (1706-90)

"My father will leave me nothing to do."
-A young Alexander the Great, future king of Macedonia (356-323 B.C.)

Father's Day History:

Like Mother's Day, Father's Day has a history that goes well beyond greeting cards.
The first known Father's Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908, thanks to the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton. Mrs. Clayton had asked her pastor, Dr. R. Thomas Webb, if a Sunday service could be held to honor fathers.

While missing her own dad, who had died in 1896, Mrs. Clayton especially wanted to have a service in remembrance of the over 200 fathers who had died in the Monongah mining explosion that had occurred a few miles south of Fairmont on December 6 of the previous year. (It was the worst mining disaster in U.S. history, killing more than 360 men and boys, and leaving about 1,000 children fatherless.)

Although the Fairmont service was the first known to honor fathers, it did not turn into an annual event, nor was the idea promoted (a large July 4 celebration in Fairmont and a tragic young death from typhoid fever having taken over the news at the time). (Father's Day history courtesy -

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