Solstice for Dad

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Dad with his new Mad Bomber Trooper!

Dad with his new Mad Bomber Trooper!

Next Sunday (19 June) is Father’s Day, and did you know the longest day of the year is the following day? Monday 20 June is Summer Solstice, and after that date our days will get shorter again. This means that Fathers Day falls on the longest Sunday in the Northern hemisphere.  Coincidence? My dad’s index fingers are the same size as the holes in his nose, is that a coincidence too? The latter may be a good example  of evolution, but Fathers day is more complicated than picking your nose:

Fathers Day was first celebrated in West Virginia in 1908 to commemorate 210 fathers who lost their lives in a coal mining accident. In 1924 President Coolidge recommended that Fathers Day be observed, but not until 1966 did President Johnson finally designate the third Sunday in June as Fathers Day. President President Nixon signed it into law in 1972 and it became a National Holiday. So in short, it was President Johnson who designated Fathers Day to be so close to the longest day on the USA calendar!

Is that all there was to Fathers Day? No, there are still more complications. Fathers Day is celebrated on different days in many countries. In Bulgaria it is celebrated on almost the shortest day of the calendar, December 26, in Thailand on the birthday of their King, in Denmark on their Constitution Day, and so cunning fathers can travel the world and have a Fathers Day celebration about 46 times in the year!

So who is buying their father a hat for Fathers Day? Look how good he looks in the all natural Fur Trooper hat that we specially brought back into our line in time for Fathers Day, has a quilted lining that feels soft against his balding head and Raw Hide straps that tie the flaps up over his head or down around his stubbled chin. For the month of June Mad bomber is extending a 20% discount voucher for use in the Mad Bomber store on all orders over $50.  Enter this code: 1mbfather right at the end of the checkout process just before you do your final confirmation of your purchase.

And check out our new funky range of styles  recently put up for you on our webstore!

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