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Did You Know? Countdown to Father’s Day (06/11)

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 11 : 08 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that in families where the mother works outside of the home, 14% of fathers are full-time stay-at-home dads?

Did you know that nearly a quarter of all married dads have three or more children living at home?

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 19th!

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(June 11) Today we’re celebrating . . .  King Kamehameha I Day

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
US Capitol King Kamehameha I Statue by mbell1975

King Kamehameha I Day (Hawaii)
This Hawaiian state holiday honors the memory of the local monarch, which served from 1737-1819

photo credit: via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Father’s Day (06/10)

Friday, June 10th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 10 : 09 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that there are 64.3 million fathers in America?

Did you know that one in twelve men serving in the US Army are dads?

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 19th!

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(June 10) This Month we’re celebrating . . .  June is Perennial Gardening Month

Friday, June 10th, 2011


June is Perennial Gardening Month
Celebrating the most beautiful time of the gardening year. After the April showers and Mays early bulbs, its June that the garden really comes alive with such perennial highlights as roses and lilies.

photo credit: via flickr garden

Did You Know? Countdown to Father’s Day (06/09)

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 09 : 10 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that Mrs. Dodd’s vision of Father’s Day did not become reality until 63 years later?

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 19th!

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(June 09) This Week we’re celebrating . . .  National Automotive Service Professionals Week

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

National Automotive Service Professionals Week
Help shine a positive light on the contribution of mechanics, who keep our cars road-ready and safe.

And on a personal note: Having a family member who is a mechanic is a good as having a doctor in the family! :)

photo credit: The Library of Congress

Did You Know? Countdown to Father’s Day (06/08)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 08 : 11 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that the concept of Father’s Day was first proposed in 1909 by Washingtonian native Mrs. John B. Dodd?

Her inspiration for the holiday was to honor her own father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran and single dad, widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child.

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 19th!

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

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