1. The American Mother’s day started in 1908
Mother’s day was first proposed back in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe, an American Poet, who wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation”. After that, the idea for the event was followed by Ann Reeves Jarvis in 1908. However, it was not officially accepted. The official holiday is then appointed by Anna Jarvis, Jarvis’ daughter after she with hardship campaigned the idea in front of President Woodrow Wilson. This is done to followed her mother’s legacy to find a way of giving honor for the mothers’ hardships. The day is now celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
2. It is the third highest selling day for flowers
Mother’s day is in the third position of the highest purchase holiday after Christmas and Hanukkah. Also, approximately a quarter of the total flower purchases in a year are on the Mother’s day. The most famous flower bought are Carnations since they are believed to be made from the tears of Mary, Jesus’ mother, that she swept off at Jesus’ feet when He was crucified.
3. In the vast majority of the world’s languages, the word for “Mother” begins with the letter M
The word for “Mother” in French is Mère. In Danish, it is Mor. In Russian, it is Мама. Irish language, Máthair. In Chinese, 母亲 which is spelled as Mǔqīn. In both Italian and Spanish, it is Madre. In Hawaiian language, Makuahine, and so many more!
4. It is not at the same date every year
Mother’s day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May annually, because of this, it is celebrated at a different date every year. Back in 1914, it was celebrated on May 9th. In 2018, it was celebrated on May 13th. In 2019, it was celebrated on May 12th. And this year, it is on May 10th.
5. Mother’s day is the busiest day for restaurants
Based on the National Restaurant Association, it is stated that in 2018 almost 87 million adults created reservation plans to dine at a restaurant for Mother’s day. This number is more than Valentine’s day. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic at the moment, the number this year will surely decline.
To all mother’s in the world, Happy Mother’s Day!
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.