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Costa Rica Celebrates Father’s Day

Costa Rica Father's Day

Today is Dia de Los Padres In Costa Rica

Ticos Honor Their Fathers In Costa Rica  Día de los Padres—Father’s day as is the case across many countries today, Father’s are being honored today in celebration of parenthood, the influence of fathers in families and paternal bonds. In most countries, including Costa Rica, Dia de los Padres is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, complementing celebrations of mother’s in the month of May.

Father’s Day was believed to be founded in Spokane, Washington in the United States in 1910. The first celebration honoring fathers was held at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea after hearing about Mother’s Day celebration. Raised by her father who was a single parent to six children, Ms. Dodd originally suggested her father’s birthday, June 5 as the day for Father’s Day. Despite her persistence, Father’s Day was not quickly embraced and it was only about 20 years later when Ms. Dodd with the help of local manufacturers including tobacco pipes, ties and traditional presents for fathers did Father’s Day being to become popular. Yes it was definitely about gifts and the retail aspect of the holiday that seemed to make the day flourish.

Today Father’s Day is celebrated world wide, traditionally on the third Sunday of June and as in the 1930′s fathers are showered with gifts of all sorts. Popular gifts for fathers include golf items, clothing, ties, grilling items and much more. It is an opportunity for families to gather and enjoy great food and each others company.

Father’s Day Not Just In Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, Día de los Padres also includes an element of commercialism. In addition to specials across entertainment venues such as bars and concerts across Costa Rica, adventure tours will be providing special pricing and even free entrance for fathers today. Canopy tours and other adventure activities at Arenal Mundo Aventura will offer free entrance for fathers who accompany their families.

Costa Rica is proud of its culture and the importance family plays in that role. For many, today will be an opportunity to express their appreciation for the patriarch of the family, the Padre. Padres Feliz Día!

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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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