Fathers Day Gifts 2011 | Send a Father's Day gift or Present to your dad to Ireland or abroad
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Where did Father's Day originate and what does it signify? Father's Day is celebrated around the world, but on different dates. In Ireland and other parts of Europe, it is celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday in June. Father's Day is the day set aside to honour Fathers and Fatherhood, usually with gifts, but also with other special gestures such as dinners and similar celebrations. It is said that Sonora Dodd in Washington in the U.S. first thought of establishing this commemorative day while she sat in church listening to a Mother's Day sermon one Sunday in June 1910. In 1972 President Nixon - one of the better known US Presidents, if not for the most popular of reasons - announced the official marking of this date as Father's Day. The tradition has not only remained, but developed and is now a part of western culture. Even though it is named Father's Day, the accepted culture around this event has been to give recognition not just to fathers as caretakers but to patriarchal figures aswell who have performed the same duty for a dependent. A male figurehead, whether a Godfather or big brother can be acknowledged on Father's Day if they are seen as having provided the nurturing and guidance of a traditional father. Whether you are in Ireland or lucky enough to be in Australia, New Zealand, the US or anywhere abroad - you can send a Father's Day gift to Ireland and we will make sure that your gift is delivered quickly and efficiently. So if you can't make it home to see your dad this Father's Day then don't worry, we'll do whatever you need us to do to make sure he gets a great surprise for Father's Day!
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