Mother's Day Facts
Mother's Day began in the early 1900s in the United States. Despite the fact that there are earlier traditions that commemorate similar holidays, Mother's Day is not thought to have originated from them. Mother's Day is a day set aside to celebrate mothers and their contributions to society, as well as maternal ties and motherhood. It is observed on the second Sunday in May in the United States and Canada, but it is also observed in other areas of the globe in March and other months.
Facts about Mother's Day that are worth knowing:
Mothering Sunday, a Christian festival, is often linked with Mother's Day. They have nothing to do with one other.
Mother's Day has also been connected to the Greek festival of Cybele and the Roman feast of Hilaria. They have nothing to do with Mother's Day.
In 1908, the first Mother's Day was observed. Anna Jarvis created a monument for her mother Ann Jarvis. In 1868, Ann Jarvis formed a committee to create "Mother's Friendship Day." Her goal was to reconnect family separated by the Civil War. Mother's Day did not become a holiday until 1905, when she died.
Anna Jarvis registered the trademarks for "Mother's Day" and "the second Sunday in May" in 1912. She also founded the International Mother's Day Association.
In the United States, Mother's Day became a recognized holiday in 1914.
Anna Jarvis was dissatisfied by the 1920s because it had become too commercialized.
After then, the holiday was adopted in a number of other nations.
Attempts to honor mothers were attempted in different regions of the United States in the 1800s, but none of them went beyond their local borders.
On Mother's Day, about 122 million phone calls are made to mothers in the United States.
The term for mother starts with the letter'm' in most nations and languages.
The carnation is the most popular flower for Mother's Day, with pink and red for living moms and white for those who have gone away.
According to mythology, carnations were created from Jesus' mother's tears when she sobbed at his feet during his crucifixion.
One-quarter of all flowers purchased for holidays are for Mother's Day.
In the United States, about $14 billion is spent on Mother's Day.
Flowers, supper or lunch at a restaurant, jewelry, gift cards, clothes, and indulgences like a spa visit are all popular Mother's Day presents. Gifts such as books, CDs, housewares, and gardening equipment are also popular.
Receiving flowers has been shown to have health advantages according to research.
The date for Mother's Day in Bolivia was determined by the day on which women took part in a fight. Mother's Day has also been moved to coincide with national holidays honoring mothers in other nations.
Julia Howe, the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, attempted to establish a Mother's Day in 1872. It was originally conducted in 1872 as an anti-war protest. It was still going strong in Boston after ten years, but it had lost its luster.
On Mother's Day in the old Yugoslavia, children would tie up their mothers. She had to pay them with goodies in order to be released.
Mother's Day is commemorated in more than 50 nations across the globe.