Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 17, 2012


On the June 17, 2012 the world will celebrate international Father’s Day. The purpose of Father’s day is to celebrate fathers, paternal bonds and fatherhood. It also celebrates the role of fathers and the positive influence that fathers have on society in general. In most countries around the world international Father’s day are celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in the month of June.

Brief History of Father’s Day

From the research that we have done it seems like the first International Fathers day were first celebrated in 1910. It was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd who was born in Arkansas USA. According to Wikipedia “Sonora Smart Dodd” was the driving force behind the establishment of Father’s Day. It was first celebrated in the USA on June 19, 1910. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors hadn’t enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

In 1972 President Richard Nixon signed into Law that Father’s Day a public holiday will be held each year on the third Sunday of June. In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 for men and boys who are fathers.

Google Father’s Day Doodles

This year it is likely that we will see Google celebrating father’s day with a Google Doodle. In the past Google have announced father’s day with various father’s day doodles on the Google FrontPage.

Here are some of the past Google Doodles for father’s day.

Father’s Day – March 19, 2012

Google have already celebrated father’s day on March 19, 2012. In many countries father’s day is celebrated on different day’s and months. Hopefully fathers who missed out on the March fathers day will see a Google celebrating fathers in their countries on the Google homepage on June 17, 2012.

Fathers day 2012

Father’s Day – June 19, 2011

Fathers day 2011

“Screenshot of the June 19, 2011 Google Father’s Day Doodle.”

Father’s Day – March 13, 2010 

Fathers day 2010

“Screenshot of the March 13, 2010 Google Doodle”

Father’s Day – June 21, 2009

Fathers day 2009 Google Doodle

“Screenshot of the June 21, 2009 Father’s Day Google Doodle”

Father’s Day – June 14, 2008

Fathers day 2008

Father’s Day – June 16, 2007

Fathers day 2007

Father’s Day – June 18, 2006

Fathers day 2006

Father’s Day – June 18, 2005

Fathers day 2005

Father’s Day – June 19, 2004

Fathers day 2004

Father’s Day – June 14, 2003

Fathers day 2003

Father’s Day – June 16, 2002

 Fathers day 2002

Father’s Day – June 17, 2001

Fathers day 2001

Father’s Day – June 18, 2000

Fathers day 2000

We here at 3D Car Shows would like to take the opportunity to wish all fathers a happy father’s day. May you enjoy the day and may it bring you happiness and joy!