Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, and the like are given presents of all kinds from hand written cards to neckties to celebrate them on this special day.  But did you know:

The first Father’s Day: The governor of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day” on July 19, 1910.

The first national Father’s Day holidayIn 1972, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day and federal holiday.

The official flower of Father’s Day: The rose.

The amount spent on Father’s Day is still less than what is spent on Mother’s Day.

Roughly 20% of Father’s Day cards are bought for husbands.

Thailand’s Father’s Day is celebrated in December and everyone wears yellow!

Germany’s Father’s Day is celebrated in May and the men gather, drink beer and cheer each other all day!