June is here and we’re going into it still in lockdown (semi-lockdown? I don’t know? Until I’m allowed to go and hug my family I’m going to consider us being in some state of lockdown still)
Trying to celebrate things like birthdays/anniversaries/baby showers in lockdown hasn’t been very easy but some people have been super organised and almost made it into an art form, I’ve seen homemade balloon arches, pinatas and even a ‘fairground’ set up in a back garden for a 4 years old birthday on Instagram.
Let’s look at the history of fathers day!
Fathers day falls on the third Sunday of June each year. Something I didn’t realise is that unlike Mothers Day (which is a long-standing Christian holiday in the UK) Fathers day is something we have adopted from the US – there are a few different stories as to how Fathers Day started in the US but it seems to have been popularised in WW2 when it was used as a bit of a promotional activity, advertisers grabbed the opportunity to use Fathers Day to promote the troops out on the fields and fronts and once the war was over Fathers Day had become a national thing. It was declared as an official national holiday by Richard Nixon in 1972 (he signed a law to make it such during his re-election campaign) The UK followed suit by following the US example and that how we now have Fathers Day!
If you’re anything like me though you struggle to remember things like that at the best of times let alone with the added stress of lockdown. Just in case Fathers Day (21st June) had slipped your mind this year I’ve teamed up with some of the top UK Bloggers to bring you this amazing giveaway!
This Father’s Day Giveaway is now closed but was hosted by these wonderful bloggers