5 Things You Might Not Know About Father's Day

We’re always looking for deeper meanings. We know that most celebrations have an origin so we’re always curious of their origination and how days like Father’s Day have become staple celebrations in the US.

Here’s a few fun facts that we found you might want to share or bring up at the Father’s Day BBQ!

1. Father's Day officially began in 1910 in Spokane, Washington, where 27-year-old Sonora Dodd proposed it as a way to honor the man who raised her when her mom died in childbirth. Dodd was at a church service thinking about how grateful she was for her father when she had the idea for Father's Day, which would mirror Mother's Day but be celebrated in June -- her dad's birthday month. The holiday gained traction during World War II, and in 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the third Sunday of June to be Father's Day. President Richard Nixon made it a federal holiday six years later.

2. Father’s Day is celebrated the third Sunday in June in over 50 countries around the world and are over 65 million fathers in the United States.

3. Female shoppers spend 50% more than men on gifts for their Dad.

4. Roses are the official flower for Father's Day. A red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased.

5. Today, some of the most popular Internet searches connected to the day include "father's day recipes", "Father's day poems", and "father's day crafts." (we have some great DIY posts on the blog and here on this Pinterest board).