Michelle Obama Remembers Her Father As Father’s Day Approaches


Father’s day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Sunday of June. This year, the day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 20, 2021. People mostly give cards, prepare meals, give flowers, bake cakes to show love and gratitude towards their father.

Father’s day is dedicated to the sacrifices and efforts our fathers have made for us. This day is celebrated to honour fathers and father figures who shape our thoughts and minds, who encourage us to follow our dreams.

How did it start?

Father’s day was first celebrated in June 1910 in Spokane, Washington. Sonora Smart Dodd, brought the idea of Father’s Day. Her mother died when she was 16 years old.

Her father, William Jackson Smart who was a war veteran, took care of her and her five brothers. He raised his six children alone. Sonora wanted to acknowledge and honor his father for his selfless efforts.

She wanted to celebrate father’s day to honor all fathers and father like figures on her father’s birth date which was June 5. She drew a petition which was unsuccessful. The Ministers chose 3rd Sunday of June to celebrate the day.

There was an another story of Grace Golden Clayton. She held a small event in Fairmont, West Virginia, on 5 July, 1908 to honor all the men who died in the mining accident.


Michelle Obama with her father

As Father’s Day approaches, Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the U.S shared an old picture of her with her father on Instagram. She remembered her father in an emotional note and talked about the things she misses the most.

She captioned:

“It’s almost #FathersDay, so I’m thinking a lot about my dad: his baritone voice, his laugh that filled up the room, the way he always knew how to set the right mood by spinning up the perfect record. My father gave great advice, taught me the value of hard work, encouraged me to ask questions, and always gave me the space to do so. I always thought he was so cool—just look at this photo!

I’d love to hear about the fathers in your life who’ve helped you become who you are today—what qualities you value in them, what makes them unique, and what the best advice they’ve given you has been. #Fatherhood

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