Father's Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. On July 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day.”
Father's Day is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. These can range from a simple phone call or greetings card to large parties honoring all of the 'father' figures in a particular extended family. Father figures can include fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives.