Let Him Know He’s Important To You!
Sunday, September 2nd is Father’s Day here in Australia and it is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the male person who is significant to you as a friend and role-model, whether it is your father, step-father, uncle, brother, grand-father or best mate.
The history of a day honouring fathers can be traced back to celebrations like St Joseph’s Day in early Christian times, but the modern-day version started in the United States.
There was a one-off day following a terrible mining disaster that killed 360 men where the next year, in 1908, the church held a special service remembering the fathers.
At the same time, the uptake of Mother’s Day was growing — but Sonora Smart Dodd in Washington State wanted to do something to honour her father. Her mother had died giving birth to the sixth of their children and her father, who was a veteran from the Civil War and a farmer, had gone on to raise the children by himself.
The idea was taken up by Dodd’s church, and on June 19, 1910 all of the churches in the Spokane Ministerial Alliance marked the first Father’s Day. By 1972, the third Sunday in June had been permanently authorised as a national holiday by the US government.
One of the first mentions of Father’s Day in Australia was seen in the Newcastle Sun on September 4, 1936. The article promoted a Father’s Day meeting at the Baptist Tabernacle, with reference to hopes the day would become as popular as Mother’s Day.
It is thought the day was officially designated as the first Sunday in September through the Commonwealth in 1964. No reason was officially given for the choice of date, but it is a widely held belief that the month was chosen for commercial benefit (surely not…!). September spaces Father’s Day almost perfectly between Mother’s Day and Christmas in a calendar year, giving shoppers ample time to save for all.
Whatever the tradition behind this special day, we want to help you treat the men in your life by bringing your family along to The Golden Ox Restaurant to share in a menu specially prepared by our talented Head Chef, Peter Tzimas and his team. There are a number of options to choose from, depending on your appetite you can have Main + Dessert + Coffee ($47.80); Entrée + Main + Coffee ($49.80); Entrée + Main + Dessert + Coffee ($63.80)!
Mixing and matching from the 4 different choices in each course might have you enjoying the Calamari for entrée, a main of Eye Fillet Medallions served with mash potato, asparagus and spinach and finished off with the scrumptious Chocolate Flourless Cake! Click here to view the full menu online.
Father’s Day is always a popular event at The Golden Ox Restaurant so reservations are advised.
Please contact our friendly team on 3283 1833 to secure your table today.