Father's Day is on Sunday. To celebrate, here are some things you didn't know you needed to know about the holiday.

  1. It's written as Father's Day with the apostrophe after the "R". The holiday's creator wanted it to be Fathers' Day with the apostrophe after the "S" but Congress put the apostrophe after the "R" when they established it as an official holiday.
  2. It was first proposed by a woman. Sonora Smart Dodd from Washington state wanted to create a Mother's Day for dads. Because of her, Washington held the first Father's Day on July 19th, 1910.
  3. It didn't become an official holiday until 1972. President Nixon was the one who officially declared it a holiday. Mother's Day, on the other hand, was made official in 1914.
  4. Father's Day is the fourth-most popular holiday for greeting cards. It trails behind Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day.
  5. The official flower of Father's Day is the rose. A red rose is supposed to signify that your father is living, while a white rose means he's passed away.
  6. Ties might date back to 221 B.C. When China's first emperor and his terracotta army were discovered, each sculpture was wearing a necktie.

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