This year, Father's Day falls on June 17th.
It's the perfect day to give your Dad some special attention, be it with a thoughtful gift, a meal or even just a card.
But if you've ever wondered why we take a day to celebrate our dear old Dad, you're in for a bit of a bumpy ride, as we're not exactly sure why.
There are conflicting tales of how Father’s Day began. The first involves a woman from West Virginia called Grace Golden Clayton, who, moved by a tragedy in 1907 in which more than 360 local men killed in a mining disaster, requested a day for children to honour their fathers.
However, it has also been suggested that another woman – Sonora Smart Dodd – was the early driving force behind the idea. Dodd heard the Mother’s Day sermon at church and began a campaign for a Father’s Day in honour of her father, who raised six children after his wife, Sonora’s mum, died during childbirth.
How or why it began though, doesn't change the fact that come the third Sunday in June, it's a good chance to say thanks to your Dad.