While Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the UK, US and many other countries around the world, it is not the only day to celebrate the very best of our Dads and all they do for us. In Italy, the Festa del Papà is celebrated on 19th March, as is Spain's Día del Padre.
There are varying stories thought to mark the beginning of our Father’s Day celebrations, interestingly, many come from a time of grief and struggle. Originating from a daughter’s admiration for her strong, independent Dad in 1910, Sonora Dodd’s father was quite a man. A veteran of the Civil War, William Smart was left a widower when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Despite all, he went on to raise all six children single-handedly on their small farm in Washington. Sonora thought there would nothing better than a day to show her love and appreciation for her super strong dad, paying homage to him and other dads just like him.
Feeling somewhat sentimental that this celebration has withstood over 100 years? Follow on from the devoted sons and daughters before you and do what you can to treat your all-important papa! At CHO Fashion & Lifestyle we know all dads are different, and so we have the perfect selection for every dad no matter what their style, from super smart OLIVER SWEENEY brogues to uber cool GANT holdall and sweater.