In Mexico, Father’s Day is celebrated every third Sunday of June so, in this 2022, it will be celebrated on June 19 and we are going to celebrate the also called Father’s Day in a big way.
In 1910, the American Sonora Smart Dodd listened to a sermon during Mother’s Day and felt that the work of parents was not recognized in the same way.
She particularly loved her father because her father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, single-handedly raised her and her five siblings.
Smart Dodd approached the Ministerial Alliance in Spokane, a city near Washington, in the United States, where Sonora was originally from, and suggested his own father’s birthday, June 5, for the celebration.
By consensus, the Alliance chose the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.
The celebration of Father’s Day was made official in 1966 by US President Lyndon B. Johnson and from there it spread throughout much of the world.
Father’s Day in Mexico began to be celebrated with less intensity during the 1960s.0.
However, it has been celebrated in a more evident way for a couple of decades, since the generations of fathers who assume their paternity and share the upbringing with the mother has been increasing.
Shared upbringing and exercising obligations with children is a relatively new model in Mexican society, since for many years the model was based on the provider father and the woman was completely responsible for the upbringing of the children.
The tasks related to parenting have increasingly involved fathers: now it is common to see men in school boards and, even, in different public places the changing table for diapers is already in the bathrooms for men.
s social change means a great advance to build more equitable societies and in which the day of celebrating dad has a special meaning, as endearing as that of Mother’s Day, when the children – because we all are – have received the care , the affection, the look and the sustenance of our parents.