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Father's Day Trivia

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. Where was the first modern "Father's Day" celebrated on July 5, 1908?

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Holland, Georgia
  • Fairmont, West Virginia

2. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the pastor, is believed to have been inspired to celebrate fathers after the deadly mine explosion in nearby Monongah the prior December.

  • True or False?

3. Some believe that the celebration was inspired by Julia Ward Howe?

  • True or False?

4. The first June Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.  Where was it celebrated?

  • New York, NY
  • Spokane, WA
  • Charleston, WV

5. Who was the president who made Father's Day a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June?

  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Lyndon Johnson

6. What year did it become an official holiday?

  • 1917
  • 1945
  • 1972

7. In Germany father's day, Vatertag, is always celebrated on Ascension Day (the Thursday forty days after Easter), which is a federal holiday. Regionally, it is also called men's day, M'nnertag, or gentlemen's day, Herrentag.

  • True or False?

8. When is Father's Day celebrated in Australia and New Zealand?

  • First Sunday of September
  • Second Sunday of July
  • May 8th

9. When is Father's Day celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Venezuela?

  • First Sunday of September
  • Second Sunday of July
  • Third Sunday of June

10. When is Father's Day celebrated in Finland, Norway, and Sweden?

  • First Sunday of September
  • Second Sunday of July
  • Second Sunday of November

Check Your Answers


Father's Day Trivia [Answers]

  • 1. Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 2. True
  • 3. False. It was Anna Jarvis who started it in nearby Grafton, West Virginia.
  • 4. Spokane, WA
  • 5. Lyndon Johnson
  • 6. 1972
  • 7. True
  • 8. First Sunday of September
  • 9. Third Sunday of June
  • 10. Second Sunday of November

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