Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. If you weren’t keeping up with the dates, this Sunday is Father’s Day. That’s right, it snuck right up on us. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in the State of Washington. The first national observation of the date was in 1972.
Did you know that in the 1920’s and 1930’s there was a movement to scrap both Mother’s and Father’s Day for a unified “Parent’s Day”. This was kicked off in NYC, the theory was that both parents should be respected and observed evenly.
Funny enough it was the Great Depression that ended the Parent’s Day movement. Seems as if during the depression retailers began to double down on the Hallmark holidays and put even more money behind them being successful.
Thank Richard Nixon for Father’s Day
It wasn’t until 1972 that amidst a re-election bid that old Richard Nixon signed a proclamation turning Father’s Day into a federal holiday. Now that we have our history lesson out of the way, let’s put a deal on the table.
Book two days with us at Delton Oaks Resort this Father’s Day weekend and receive free Timbavati Wildlife Park Combo Tickets for all registered guests. The combo ticket will give you a Safari Train Ride and general admission to the park. How’s that for a Father’s Day special! Book your room now as space is limited. Here is a video of the train ride courtesy of TWP. Talk with you all next week!