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父亲节的由来

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小编摘要:六月的第三个周日是一年一度的父亲节。1910年6月19日,全世界举行了第一次父亲节庆祝活动。这个日子神奇的和101年后的2011年重合。那么你知道父亲节的来历么?

父亲节的由来 

父亲节的“创始人”Sonora Dodd


1909年,华盛顿一位叫布鲁斯·多德的夫人,在庆贺母亲节的时候突然产生了一个念头:既然有母亲节,为什么不能有个父亲节呢?

  多德夫人和他的5个弟弟早年丧母,他们由慈爱的父亲一手抚养大的。许多年过去了,姐弟6人每逢父亲的生辰忌日,总会回想起父亲含辛茹苦养家的情景。在拉斯马斯博士的支持下,她提笔给州政府写了一封言辞恳切的信,呼吁建立父亲节,并建议将节日定在6月5日她父亲生日这天。州政府采纳了她的建议,仓促间将父亲节定为19日,即1909年6月第3个星期日。翌年,多德夫人所在的斯坡堪市正式庆祝这一节日,市长宣布了父亲节的文告,定这天为全州纪念日。以后,其他州也庆贺父亲节。在父亲节这天,人们选择特定的鲜花来表示对父亲的敬意。人们采纳了多德夫人伯建议,佩戴红玫瑰向健在的父亲们表示爱戴,佩戴白玫瑰对故去的父亲表示悼念。后来在温哥华,人们选择了佩戴白丁香,宾夕法尼亚人用蒲公英向父亲表示致意。
  为了使父亲节规范化,各方面强烈呼吁议会承认这个节日。1972年,尼克松总统正式签署了建立父亲节的议会决议。这个节日终于以法律的形式确定了下来,并一直沿用至今。

 

Sonora Dodd, of Washington, first had the idea of a "father's day." She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.
  After Sonora became an adult she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
  President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day. President Richard Nixon signed the law which finally made it permanent in 1972.

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2011-06-14 15:28 编辑:红木梳子
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