Father's day

There are only a few weeks left until the Father’s Day in Chile. And as it has been in the last two years, this 2022 will live again in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, despite the health crisis, due to the mass vaccination process, the flexibilities of new step-by-step plan and respect for health standardsthe families can meet in order to celebrate the date.

When is Father’s Day 2022 in Chile and why is it celebrated?

According to the Decree 1,110 that was published in 1976 and that insists on national days, June 19 is National Father’s Day. This is due to the “high value that the family represents for the people of Chile.”

Despite this and as occurs with other dates such as the Mother’s Daythe celebration is made to coincide with the third Sunday of June.

Therefore, in Chile, Father’s Day 2022 It will be held on Sunday June 19. Day that coincides with the official date.

It should be noted that the commemoration of Father’s Day has its origin in the United States. This when in 1909, during a Mother’s Day, the American citizen Sonora Smart Dodd devised to commemorate her father, who was a veteran of American civil war.

Sonora Smart Dodd

The latter corresponds to William Jackson Smart, who was a sergeant in the Union’s First Arkansas Light Artillery who participated in the United States Civil War. It should be noted that he was left a widower when his wife, Ellen Victoria Cheek Smart gave birth to her sixth child. So he had to take care of his entire family on a farm in Creston, Washington.

The initiative that pushed Sonora leaned on other cities and, in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge decreed it official. Despite this, it was not until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson promulgated the official day and began to expand to the rest of the world.


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