Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day celebration was an idea that came to life when Sonora Dodd from Spokane Washington was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.  Sonora felt strongly that there should be a day to honour fathers as well because of the affection she received from her own father Mr. William Jackson Smart a Civil War veteran.  Sonora’s mother died during childbirth and Mr. Smart raised the newborn and five other children with love and care.  Ms. Dodd began a rigorous campaign to celebrate Father’s Day in the US and the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19th, 1910 in Spokane.  Met with initial hesitation Father’s Day Celebrations gradually became popular and is now a secular holiday celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in June every year.

In Antigua & Barbuda Father’s Day is celebrated much like everywhere else in the world.  Handmade cards and gifts are made in art class and presented to Dad with breakfast in bed.  Some families attend church together with Dad wearing the new shirt and tie that the kids and Mummy picked out. With help from the kids, Mummy will prepare a scrumptious breakfast and then the extended family gathers for dinner with all of Dad’s favourites.  Dad gets the day off from mowing the lawn and usually allowed full control of the remote watching whatever he likes without complaints from the family.

The Bay House Restaurant is ready to help make this Father’s Day special and indulgent.   Enjoy a delicious family breakfast from our ALL DAY BREAKFAST menu or join us for Sunday Carvery.  Especially for Father’s Day a third roast has been added to the carvery and the effervescent Vincent C. Blaize strumming on the piano.  Or Mummy if you are looking for one on one time with Daddy check in at the Trade Winds Hotel we have a 2 for 1 special with an automatic upgrade to an Oceanview Suite.

Make Bay House Restaurant and Trade Winds Hotel a Father’s Day tradition call us (268) 462-1223 or email info@twhantigua.com to make reservations and let us help you Celebrate, Honour and Pamper Dad.



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