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June brings Father's Day where we celebrate our fathers or father figures and men who are very important in our lives.  
 
We celebrate Father's Day this year on June 16th and the day has only received promenience since the 1960's. In the UK, we have largely followed the traditions set down by the United States. The first documented celebration of Father's Day took place in 1910, in Spokane, Washington.  
 
In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclaimation honouring fathers. Whilst Father's Day is celebrated on the same day each year, the 3rd Sunday in June, this is not the same for Mother's Day. Mother's Day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday during the period of lent in the United Kingdom and the 2nd Sunday in May in the United States. 
 
The most popular gift on Father's Day is a Tie, but there are many other popular gift ideas to choose from including golf clubs, tools and slippers. In the UK 7 million Father's Day cards are sent, comparing to 13 million Mother's Day cards. Both of these special days are meant to complement each other and provide an opportunity to bring families together. Whilst Father's Day is celebrated on the same day each year, this is not the same for Mother's Day which is not only celebrated on a different day each year it is also on a different day to the United States.  
 
Now over 100 years old Father's Day has gone from a concept to a bona-fide celebration to show appreciation to your father, or whoever your father figure may be in your life. 
 
Our favourite quote about father's is attributed to Mark Twain, the famous American writer who said "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant. I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to 21, I was astonished as to how much the old man had learned in 7 years." 
 
Have a great Father's Day 
 
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