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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Father's Day

ULTIMATE EVERYTHING yOU EVER WANTED TO/ FATHER'S DAY Father's Day was introduced by Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane, Washington on 19th June, 1910. She wanted to honor her widowed father WIIllam Smart who took care of his six children in the civil War. President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day. President Richard Nixon signed the law which finally made it permanent in 1972. GENERAL FACTS : THE ROSE IS THE OFFICIAL FLOWER FOR FATHER'S DAY. WEARING A RED ROSE SIGNIFIES A LIVING FATHER, WHILE WHITE REPRESENTS A DECEASED FATHER. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE WORD 70.1 MILLION UF ESTIMATED NUMBER "DAD" DATES BACK TO AS EARLY AS THE FATHERS SIXTEENTH CENTURY. ACROSS THE NATION. SINGLE FATHERS: 1.8 MILLION SINGLE FATHERS IN 2010. 15% 46% 30% SINGLE PARENTS MALE NEVER DIVORCED MARRIED 6% 19% WERE WERE SEPERATED WIDOWED 9% WERE RAISING THREE OR MORE CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18. OF CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 6 36% AVERAGE TIMES CHILDREN AGES 3 I TO 5 WERE READ TO BY THEIR OI FATHERS IN THE PAST WEEK, AS OF 2006. WHO HAD 15 OR MORE OUTINGS WITH THEIR FATHER IN THE LAST MONTH. 154,000 Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2010. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wives work outside the home. These fathers cared for 287,000 children. SHOPPING DATA : MOM VS. DAD SHOPPED ATA 8,9% SPECIALTY CLOTHING STORE. 22.1% SHOPPED ONLINE. MOTHER'S DAY SPENDING AVERAGE $140.73 FATHER'S DAY AVERAGE $106.49 SHOPPING SHOPPED ATA 26.9% SPECIA LTY STORE. AVERAGES FOR FATHER'S DAY SPENDING WILL BE UP FROM FOR $94.32 LAST YEAR, AS DAD GETS MORE RECOGNITION, THE DAD GAP BETWEEN MOTHER'S DAY SPENDING AND FATHER'S DAY SHOPPED ATA 32.2% DISCOUNT STORE. SPENDING HAS NARROWED SUBSTANTIALLY. TOTAL FATHER'S DAY SPENDING IS EXPECTED TO REACH $1l.1 BILLON. SHOPPED AT A 35.2% DAD'S FAVORITE DEPARTMENT STORE. $593 MILLION ON AUTOMOTIVE ACCESSORIES. $598 MILLION ON BOOKS OR CDS. $653 MILLION ON SPORTING GOODS. $2.1 BILLION SPENT ON GOLFING, EATING OUT, OR GIFTS HEADING TO THE MOVIES. $1.3 BILLION ON ELECTRONICS. $1.4 BILLION FOR GIFT CARDS, CLOTHING, HOME IMPROVEMENT/GARDENING TOOLS, AND APPLIANCES. 50% FEMALES SHOPPERS MORE THAN MEN, WHILE SPEND APPROXIMATELY BUYING GIFTS FOR THEIR DAD. BEST/WORST TV DADS Jim Halpert of "The Office" and Cam Tucker of "Modern Family" emerged as the most brilliant Modern-Day Dads, noted for their clever wit and dedication to family. The ever-reliable Cliff Huxtable of "The Cosby Show" came out on top not only as the most brilliant Classic TV Dad, but also the all-time viewers' choice of TV Dad for a day. Respondents thought Tim Taylor from "Home Improvement" and Cliff Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" are most like their own real-life dads. When it comes to Goofiest Dads, Peter Griffin from "Family Guy" and Homer Simpson from "The Simpsons" tied at second behind Ray Barone from "Everybody Loves Raymond". Jon Gosselin from "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" is the Reality TV Dad voters would most likely change the channel on, followed closely by Scott Disick from "Keeping up with the Kardashians". Sources :

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Father's Day

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