father days there are in all over the world, with very different practices. But where does the custom come from? And what a connection with Christ's ascension?
Berlin (dpa) - On father's day Hiking trips, and have car with beer and boller Tradition - at least in this country. The boozy "Mr. games" to go on the acts of the apostles in the New Testament, back, know, but probably the least.
- The origin: the mother's day "Father's Day" has its roots in the United States. Has invented him a woman, Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, from the small town of Spokane in Washington state. Her father had moved after the death of his wife six children on their own. To honor him, and from the only just introduced mother's day inspired, could Dodd convince first the local authorities, to commemorate the third Sunday in June in the future of the fathers - for the first Time in 1910. Six years later, President Woodrow Wilson celebrated the father's day in the White house, but it was only in 1972, Richard Nixon declared it an official holiday.
- Across the pond: In Europe, had begun in the 1930s, Dutch cigar manufacturer, to promote father's day as a counterpart to the already established mother's day, reports folklorist. It had been "commercial propagandists", to make the father's day in Europe, is confirmed by the historian Susanne Rouette. In Austria, for example, Helmut heart is considered to be the inventor, the advertising Manager of a Shirt factory. "Being a father is often Plag', so he leb high, the father's day", composed in the 1950s. In addition to Easter and Christmas, the days before mother's day and father's day are there for the trade to be the strongest sales time of the year.
- countries and customs: In France or the Netherlands, for example, dad gets on the third Sunday in June gifts or Breakfast in bed. In new Zealand or Australia, however, the father's day - a celebration for the whole family - always falls on the first Sunday in September. In Italy it is celebrated according to Roman Catholic Tradition, on Maundy Thursday, "Festa di San Giuseppe" is on 19. March. The day goes back to the foster-father of Jesus and husband of the Holy mother Mary. In this country the father, men's or Lord's day coincides with Church Feast of the ascension of Christ.
Tradition: If German men with beer barrel and a cart through the area, should be the least of the roots of this Custom can be aware of. Since the 4. A century to celebrate Christians ascension to heaven, the "repeal" of Jesus in the sky, the return of the son of God to the father. Later, the believers moved on this day the fields and asked for a good harvest. That, already, properly feasted, it was evidence of testimonies from the early 16th century. Century. Finally, the Christian origin has moved increasingly into the Background: In the 19th century. Century came the first "Mr. tours" to the country in fashion, women were already at that time.
- Sobering: the statisticians draw their substantive views, but also to the shadow side wet-cheerful Mr games. The Federal government of the Insured refers to Figures from the Federal Statistical office: On father's day of 2017, there is 270 traffic accidents in which Alkoholim game was. The average for the year was 97. A study by the University of Jena calls for caution and stated: "especially on days with special events or holidays, such as the men - and father's day are treated more patients than usual due to their alcohol consumption in the emergency Department".
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German centre for addiction issuesUpdated Date: 21 May 2020, 22:34