In which state was the first Father’s Day celebrated in the United States?
Mother’s Day became a commercial holiday in 1908. The concept of a Father’s Day which was originally deemed “not as sentimental” as Mother’s Day. The first Father’s Day celebration took place in Washington State in 1910.
A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, raised by her widower father along with five siblings, convinced local Spokane officials to support her idea for a Father’s Day celebration. The popularity of the custom spread slowly to other states but the official day honoring the fathers of the United States was not declared until 1972. Source: History.com
Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest with terrain spanning the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to forested islands in Puget Sound. Its largest city, Seattle, is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses. Its landmarks include the futuristic Space Needle, century-old Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium. Innovative glass art is displayed at Chihuly Garden & Glass.
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