Today, Father’s Day is celebrated in Spain and many other parts of the world, but … Have you ever wondered where this day comes from?
I have. A lot. Each March 19 The same suspicion arises in my head. But you know what? The reality is that when the push is pushed, I forget to look for it.
Until this year. Today is the day when everything has changed. The morning I devoted entirely to compiling this information and transmitting it to the world.
And you are the first.
If you want to know what it is about the origin of the father’s day in the world and how he got to Spain, just read.
I guess it will pay off.
What is the first record of Father’s Day?
It’s time to travel Babylon.
This country has always been the cradle of many stories, legends … and at the same time the first culprit of this party.
Well I guess we have to thank him.
This is his story. About 4,000 years ago the young man gave his father a clay map wishing him health and long life.
That was it first gift for Father’s Day.
Did you know?
History of Father’s Day in Mexico and the United States
Then we will arrive in Spain, but first we have to cross to the other side of the pond.
In Mexico, the history of this day goes back to tradition USA Although these two states often seem like worlds facing each other, they have also shared good stories.
This is one of them.
Sonora Smart Dodd She was the daughter of a war veteran who raised his six children on his own after the death of his wife during the birth of their last child.
In 1909, after attending a Mass on Mother’s Day in Washington, he set out for a a day for dads.
She started telling everyone that she had a loving father and that she made an effort to take care of all of them. That’s how he achieved it 1910 will be held for the first time.
This story reached Mexico. Little by little it took a lot of strength by the year 1950 schools have decided to support this day.
Wonderful story, isn’t it?
History of Father’s Day in Spain: how did it start in our country?
In Spain, the history of Father’s Day was born in school thanks to a teacher named Manuela Vicente Ferrero.
That name may not sound like much to you, but if I tell you that he published several books under a pseudonym Nely, it may be easier for you to find it.
At the time, there were some parents who were very upset that they didn’t even have a day to themselves.
«You only prepare presents for our women, but you don’t understand that parents love our children too, and we deserve some details.»
When two parents told Nely this, she replied very confidently:
«I didn’t invent Mother’s Day, but I’ll invent Father’s Day.»
So in 1948 he decided to celebrate Father’s Day for the first time with his students in Neighborhood school Belmonte, poor neighborhood in the suburbs.
In that way, he organized a mass, a children’s festival and helped his students prepare some crafts that he will give to his parents.
How is Father’s Day celebrated in your house?
Now that you know the origins of Father’s Day in both Spain and Mexico, we would love to hear your story.
Tell us in the comments what traditions you have with your children. Nice to hear from you.