Interesting Facts About Mother’s Day: They Hold A Significant Position In Our Lives!

Our mothers are pretty awesome, and they deserve unparalleled appreciation. They gave birth to us, fed us, and nurtured us. Moms undergo a lot to raise their kids. That’s why the world has recognized their contributions, and now they’ve their own special celebration – Mother’s Day.
There isn’t anything you can compare with the gift that our Mothers gave us. They are the embodiment of devotion and eternal love. Moms hold a significant position in our lives. As inherently selfless people, you know that they truly deserve a day all to themselves. A day that celebrates everything they stand for.
When the mother of Anna Jarvis passed away on the second Sunday of May in 1905, she was very devastated. On May 12, 1907, two years later, after the death of her mother, Jarvis decide to hold a memorial to honor her mother, and after that, she started a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday across the United States. Many years later, she succeeded in her mission to make Mother’s day a nationwide event in 1914.
Regardless of where you’re in the world, there’s a day to celebrate mothers. Though it might not be on the same day all over the world, there’s a universal appreciation for all mothers everywhere.
Since the dawn of time, we’ve been thankful for our mothers, but it took determined activists to get the holiday to a nationally recognized level. While there are older traditions which celebrate similar holidays, they aren’t regarded to be the origins of Mother’s Day.
In the Canada and United States it’s celebrated on the second Sunday in May, but in some other regions of the world, it’s sometimes observed in March, as well as in other months. While mothers are a good reason to celebrate Mother’s Day, there are lots of things worth knowing about this happy holiday.
Mother’s Day originated in the US in the early 1900s. Since then there were numerous milestones and holiday celebration which evolved to make Mother’s Day the extravaganza it’s today. So this year, appreciate you mother with more than just a bouquet of flowers. Here are more interesting facts about Mother’s Day. Enjoy!
1. In the former Yugoslavia, kids would tie up their mothers on Mother’s Day. Mothers had to pay them with treats to be freed.
2. Mother’s Day is usually associated with Mothering Sunday, a Christian holiday, but they’re not related to each other.
3. Julia Howe, the writer of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, tried to establish a Mother’s Day in 1872. It was organized as an antiwar observance. It continued in Boston, but after ten years it had lost its popularity.
4. Anna, though she came up with the modern American concept of Mother’s Day, remained childless and unmarried throughout her whole life.
5. In the United States, about 122 million phone calls are made to moms on this day. Almost the same number of Mother’s Day cards are exchanged each year.
6. In the 1800s, some individuals made attempts to celebrate mothers in different parts of the United States. But none of them happened beyond their local areas.
7. The most popular flower for Mother’s Day is the carnation; red and pink for mothers who’re alive and white for those who’ve passed on.
8. Legend states which carnations were made from the tears of the mother of Jesus when she wept at his feet after he was crucified.
9. In Bolivia, people chose the day for Mother’s Day based on the day that women took part in a battle. Other nations have also chosen the date for Mother’s Day to coincide with holidays which celebrate women.
10. In several countries and languages, the word for mother starts with letter ‘m’.
11. It isn’t the same throughout the world. Though it is an international celebration, Mother’s Day isn’t the same in all parts of the world. While the United Kingdom celebrates it in March, several other nations hold their celebrations in May while Yugoslavia marks the event in December!
12. Common gifts on Mother’s Day include flowers, jewelry, dinner or lunch in a restaurant, gift cards, treats like a trip to a spa and clothing. CDs, books, gardening tools, and housewares are popular gifts too.

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