In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday provides a time to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make in our lives.
A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day. After the death of her mother, her father raised six children by himself. This was very uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.