Checkout our Latest Blogs!



Celebrate Father’s Day with Uncle Dan’s: A Look at the History

June 10, 2024

Celebrate Father’s Day with Uncle Dan’s: A Look at the History

Father’s Day is a cherished occasion to honor and celebrate the fathers and father figures who have made a significant impact on our lives. At Uncle Dan’s, we believe in making every celebration special with our premium BBQ seasonings. Let's take a moment to delve into the history of Father’s Day and share a bit about Uncle Dan’s roots and journey.

The History of Father’s Day

The idea of Father’s Day began in the early 20th century. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, is often credited with the inception of this heartfelt holiday. Inspired by Mother’s Day, Sonora wanted to create a day to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran who single-handedly raised six children after the death of his wife.

Driven by her admiration for her father’s dedication and love, Sonora proposed the idea to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers, and government officials. Thanks to her efforts, the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane. The idea quickly caught on, and by the 1920s, Father’s Day was celebrated in many communities across the United States.

Despite its popularity, it wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day became an official national holiday. President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, solidifying its place as a time to honor and appreciate fathers everywhere.

Uncle Dan’s Journey: From Yakima to Spokane to Hayden

At Uncle Dan’s, we take pride in our roots and the journey that has shaped us into the beloved brand we are today. Uncle Dan’s started in Yakima, Washington, where we began crafting our signature seasonings. As our popularity grew, we moved to Spokane, a city that also played a pivotal role in the history of Father’s Day.

Our time in Spokane allowed us to expand our reach and connect with more families who loved our products. Eventually, we found our current home in Hayden, where we continue to innovate and bring families together with our flavorful and versatile BBQ seasonings.

Our commitment to quality and flavor mirrors the dedication and love that fathers show every day. Whether you’re grilling up a feast or adding a special touch to your dishes, Uncle Dan’s seasonings are here to make your Father’s Day celebration even more memorable.

Celebrating Fathers Everywhere

Father’s Day is a time to reflect on the love, guidance, and support that fathers and father figures provide. It’s a day to celebrate their unwavering dedication and the special moments shared together.

As you gather with family and friends this Father’s Day, remember to take a moment to honor the fathers in your life. Whether it’s through a heartfelt message, a shared meal, or a simple gesture of appreciation, let’s make this day special.

From our family to yours, Happy Father’s Day!

Please log in to leave a comment.

No comments yet...