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A collection of brightly colored Easter eggs.
Cultural Holidays
  1. Chinese New Year
  2. Super Bowl Sunday
  3. Valentine’s Day (February 14)
  4. Groundhog Day
  5. Black History Month (February)
  6. St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)
  7. April Fools’ Day (April 1)
  8. Easter
  9. Passover (April)
  10. Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
  11. Mother’s Day (Second Sunday in May)
  12. Father’s Day (Third Sunday in June)
  13. Halloween (October 31)
  14. Ramadan
  15. Kwanzaa
  16. Hanukah
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A man holds a small child while standig in pool.
A father and his child enjoy a day at the pool
Photo from SBC Global.
Father’s Day (Third Sunday in June)
Father’s Day is a day to celebrate fatherhood (just as Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood) in many cultures throughout the world. It is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. It is not a federal U.S. holiday. On Father’s Day in the United States, children honor their fathers with greeting cards and gifts of appreciation. In the United States, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910 as a result of the efforts of Sonora Smart Dodd. Dodd wanted to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, who raised six children as a single parent. The idea won widespread support. The all-male U.S. Congress, however, did not want to pass legislation that might seem so favorable to males. Father’s Day thus did not receive official recognition until 1972 by President Richard Nixon.
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