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Hi everyone, I'm Alisha.
Father's Day is a relatively recent holiday in United States, having come into existence in 1972. It's celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year. Though it's not as commercially important as Mother's Day, it's equally important to many families. Father's Day can be a bit more irreverent than Mother's Day in many regards.
Lots of people call home on Father's Day. Guess which type of calls are particularly popular during this holiday.
Weโ€™ll show you the answer at the end of this video.
Father's Day is all about showing fathers appreciation for what they do, for acknowledging the role of fathers in children's lives and, in many cases, simply for making an excuse to hang out with one's dad. The holiday tends to have less of the soft imagery associated with Mother's Day and, in fact, it does have a reputation as being an occasion that is rather lighthearted.
Father's Day gifts tend to be, not surprisingly, manly in nature. It's common for people to buy their dads power tools, neckties, sporting equipment, and so forth to show appreciation. In fact, getting an ugly necktie on Father's Day is something of a clichรฉd joke among fathers across the nation. It's been poked fun at in commercials and in other venues.
Father's Day is not quite as popular as Mother's Day. Researchers attribute this partially to the fact that there are more families with single mothers than there are with single fathers, which may skew the popularity of the holiday. The holiday is consistently popular, however, and many families find an excuse to do something special just for the father and the family on this particular day.
For younger children, actually making a Father's Day gift is something of a tradition. Many children are encouraged to make something that they think their father would like, such as artwork or crafts, for example. Other children may opt to help their father out with chores.
And now here's the answer to the quiz.
Do you know what type of calls are popular on Father's day?
Collect calls are particularly popular on Father's Day, somewhat humorously. While fewer people tend to call home on Father's Day than they do on Mother's Day, many of them choose to call collect.
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Is there a day dedicated to fathers in your country?

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Hi Libuse Kral,


It's interesting to hear that a day for fathers has now been created in your country. Thanks for your comment!


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When I grew up there was no Fatheres Day nor Grandparents Day. New generration, new invention!!!