Father's Day

Most people today don't realize that despite Mother's Day being a national holiday since 1914, Father's Day was considered too effeminate a celebration, and it wasn't until 1972 that it became official in the US. The first celebration was actually to honor the fathers killed in a mining disaster in West Virginia in July, 1907, suggested by a woman who missed her own father. A later celebration in 1910 was promoted by the daughter of a single father raising his six children after the death of his wife in childbirth, to be on his birthday June 5th. There was even a rally to change the two celebrations into Parents Day, an idea that never really materialized. And recently, even a suggestion for "Special Person's Day," to be inclusive, met with skepticism. Join us Monday, June 26th for a historical discussion of the influence of the Great Depression and World War II on Father's Day, as well as the psychological, social, and emotional importance of a father. A quiz is sure to be part of the discussion.


  • June 26, 2023 at 6:00pm – 9pm
  • Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
  • 3 people are going
  • Gordon Sauer

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  • Allyson Anello
    rsvped 2023-06-26 14:39:10 -0400
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  • Andy Skurna
    published this page in Home 2023-06-06 21:51:17 -0400