Sunday, June 19 will be world’s father’s day.
Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman who was raised by her father after her mother died when she was 16 years old, invented the day.
Father’s Day, unlike Mother’s Day, is rarely acknowledged and has become less celebrated over time.
Mother’s Day was named a national holiday in the United States in 1914, but it took until 1972 for Father’s Day to be declared a national holiday.
Due to the unpopularity of the day, many people may have forgotten to put it on their calendars.
It’s difficult to impress a man, especially an African father who is accustomed to being a disciplinarian.
Have you made any arrangements for Father’s Day? Don’t worry, there are a few easy things you can do to help.
1. Drink and meal
It is easy to impress a dad with a bottle off expensive, old whiskey or a crate of their favourite beer. This will leave them reaching out to their friends for a merry making party that they will definitely enjoy.
The drink can be easily accompanied by Nyama Choma or a supply of his favourite meal. The combo is an easy deal to make father’s day fun and memorable.
2. Sporting activity
If your dad is a sports lover, a day at the golf course will be a nice treat this Sunday. If his obsession is watching the premier league, getting him a long time subscription of a sports channel would also be a good idea.
African dads love to be given money instead of gifts. It is common for city dwellers to land in Ushago during festivities with shopping for their mothers and a fat envelope for their fathers. Giving him a cash reward leaves him with an option to choose what he wants for himself on the special day.
A cool dad will be impressed with a classy watch or jewellery as a father’s day gift. You could also get a pair of classy shoes, a suit to beef up his swag.
You could also gift him a new phone or a sound system give him a good feel of his favourite Jazz music.
If your dad is adventurous, treating him to a mini-vacay or picnic on father’s day will warm his heart. You could go for a hiking activity, a walk in the park or a day out at a destination he has never visited.