Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day is a Pretty Good Civil Religion Holiday

Even if it is blatantly commercial in origin, Father's Day has taken root as a genuinely popular family holiday. It is suitably low key. And it does encourage fathers to take their duties seriously. Everyone notices.

1 comment:

Michael Kruse said...

Father's Day was unofficially celebrated going back to the 1910s. Despite efforts to make it an official observance, it wasn't made so until 1972.

There is a commercialization aspect to all official observances. I'm not sure Father's Day is any worse than another.