Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 21st – Family Circus: Father’s Day

Hi everyone,

Today is Father’s Day!

Comic Breakdown

“We voted and on Father’s Day, Daddy gets to play with us ALL DAY!” – Billy and his younger siblings to their Mother

What is going on?

It is Father’s Day.  This is an annual holiday in North America to honour fathers.  This event always takes place on the third Sunday of every June. 

Many children struggle to find a good gift for their father for Father’s Day.  The first official Father’s Day celebrations took place on the third Sunday of June in 1910 in Spokane, Washington, USA.  The holiday was started by Sonora Smart Dodd with the support of local church leaders.  She started the holiday to honour her father, William Jackson Smart, a widower who raised six children on his own.  Dodd and others were inspired in by Mother’s Day to create a day for fathers.

What is the meaning of this comic?

When asked, most fathers say that the best present that they can get on Father’s Day is time with their family and children.

Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and PJ have planned the perfect gift for their father. 

They will spend the day together playing and doing lots of fun things together like colouring.  They left their Father’s Day card black and white so that their daddy could colour it with them.

Today’s images are from here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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