Father’s Day: A Q & A to Embrace the Day

alpine-mealHere at Alpine, we would love to help you celebrate Father’s Day. Let’s take a look at some of the traditions, origins and fun facts. And to all you Father’s out there…Happy Father’s Day!

Q: Who invented Father’s Day?

A: A Woman!

In 1909, a woman named Sonora Dodd was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in Spokane, Washington. She wanted to honor her own father, William Smart, who as a widowed farmer, raised his six kids on his own. One year later, June 19, 1910 the first

Father’s Day celebration was proclaimed in Spokane – in June because it was the month of Dodd’s father’s birth. Due to her efforts, Sonora Dodd is now known as “The Mother of Father’s Day”.

Q: What do Dads Get for Father’s Day?

A: Cards. Funny Cards.

Nearly 95 million Father’s Day Cards were given out last year, making Father’s Day the fourth largest card sending out occasion. Most of the greeting cards given to fathers on father’s day are humorous. It is thought that “Humor” is the safe choice and typically best way to express your love and emotion when it comes to DAD. Neckties are the number one gift. Flowers are number two.

Q: What about Internationally?

A: Yes Dads Around the World Get the Love!

In most of the countries around the world, like USA, UK, India, Canada, China, France, Greece, Japan and even Hong Kong, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Q: What is the official Flower of Father’s Day?

A: Rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while white one represents deceased father.

Q: Who Spends More Daughters or Sons?

A: Daughters spend approximately 50 percent shoppers spend more than sons when buying gifts for their dad.

Q: Where does the word Dad originate?

A: It is believed that the word “Dad” dates back to as early as the sixteenth century.

At Alpine we have would love to help you treat Dad to an exceptional meal and some special time with family. Please join us for some specially created Chef’s Features sure to make Dad feel every bit as special as he is.  Check back soon for our special menu offering.