The concept of honoring fathers can be traced back to ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians and Romans, who held festivals to celebrate fatherhood.
MOTHERS DAY INFLUENCE
Father's Day was inspired by the success of Mother's Day. Anna Jarvis, who established Mother's Day, had proposed the idea of a similar holiday for fathers as well.
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The first official recognition of Father's Day occurred in 1916 when the governor of Washington proclaimed it as a statewide holiday.