March 19 – Father’s Day

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  • The Day of the father in Honduras is celebrated every March 19, but does not have the same popularity of the Mother ‘s Day is the ideal occasion to honor those who hold home and give rigor with love.

    Father’s Day was instituted in Honduras on December 5, 1959 in the government of Dr. Ramón Villeda Morales, through legislative agreement number 13.

    This date coincides with the feast of  Saint Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary and adoptive father of Jesus, this could be the reason why countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Bolivia, Uruguay accompany Honduras in the celebration of the Father on 19 of March.

    But the one who gave rise to one day a year being dedicated to parents was the American  Sonora Smart Dodd. Although her name is not known, it was she who motivated the celebration by recognizing the great work that her father, Henry Jackson Smart, did to raise her and five siblings. Sonora succeeded in establishing the holiday in 1909 in the United States.

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