Fathers are very special and they give a great deal to their families. Some of the tremendous benefits that fathers provide include provision, protection and guidance. Anyone who has a father to give them these great benefits is very lucky. In the United States, the celebration of Father’s Day was set up in 1972 as the third Sunday in June by President Richard Nixon. The following is a description of the three major gifts that fathers give to their children and families:
Traditionally, fathers provide for their family’s basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Although these days there are a great many talented and wonderful single mothers, fathers are often still found in the role of provider. Families count on the father to provide for food, clothing and shelter and willingly give to their children so that they may have better lives.
Fathers are normally found in the role of protector for their children. The world can sometimes be a dangerous place, and the father can stand as a protector for his children. Many households feel far safer because there is a father in the house. Fathers watch over their children with a fierce protective love that cannot be duplicated by anyone else.
Many people have said that when they need guidance and wisdom, they always go to their father. The father can share his tips about responsibility and how make the right choices in life. When people come to turning points in their lives, they feel that if they follow their father’s advice they will be steered in the right direction. This shows the importance of the guidance a father gives.
These are some of the reasons to celebrate Father’s Day and some of the significance a father has. Of course, each father has his own individual personality and strengths. The great importance of a father was demonstrated in this familiar quote from
William Wordsworth, “Father! -to God Himself we cannot give a holier name.”
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Today is the universal celebration of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is the day we celebrate and honor our mothers- the ones who gave us the greatest gift of all, life. Mother’s Day is a worthy ritual and an important reminder of the importance of the role of mothers in the world. Many great men and women, including Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Edison have said that their mother made them the great person they eventually became.
The earliest noted reference to Mother’s Day was in ancient Rome and was called Matronalia. It was a celebration in honor of Juno, the goddess of childbirth. This carried over into Europe as time passed. Modern day Mother’s Day originated in Europe with the church calendar. The church calendar had a certain Sunday denoted as Mothering Sunday, which was celebrated by children giving their mother flowers.
The present day traditions of Mother’s Day involve children of all ages giving flowers and a gift card to their mothers. Many times children will write special poems for their mothers. Adult children often adopt the tradition of taking their mother out to a nice dinner. Sometimes, mothers are served breakfast in bed. All of these rites are meant to honor the person who gave them life and cared for them.
What a blessing it is to actually be a mother. Being a mother is a significant role and it can also be incredibly fun. A mother will always be the most important person in a child’s life. Becoming a mother is a unique opportunity to change the world for the better. It is so beautiful for a mother to spend her life giving wisdom to and passing time with her children. Mothers use love and wisdom to guide her children through life. The children are a blessing to the mother as the mother is also a blessing to the children.
The above explains the some of the origin and traditions of the present day holiday Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world. Mother’s Day is normally celebrated in May, but in some countries it is celebrated in March. Mother’s Day is one of the most powerful and important holidays because it expresses a universal statement of gratitude to life and the givers of life and everyone can share it and relate.
“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” -Lin Yutang, Chinese writer
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