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Mother's Day
Popular Holidays
Happy Mother's Day!

When: Second Sunday of May

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Writing a heartfelt message in the form of a greeting card.  Bringing your mother flowers.  Cooking your Mothers favorite meal.  In Remembrance by placing flowers at a gravesite. Being of service to your Mother by doing a chore or task she needs done.
 

Numbers

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend over 25 Billion on Mother's Day in 2019.

Description

Today is a day of celebration of all mother's around the world.  It's a day we can all identify with because we all have mother's.  On this day we have the opportunity to express the love, respect and admiration of our mother's and all they have given and sacrificed on our behalf. In the United States more phone calls are made than almost any other day.  In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation to make the day a national holiday.  Although similar to international women's day that is a holiday recognized in some countries, Mother's Day in the United States puts more of an emphasis on Motherhood.

On May 12, 1907 a Philadelphia woman named Anna Jarvis had a memorial servicer to honor her deceased mother.  She started the tradition of wearing a colored carnation for someones living mother and a white carnation is the persons mother is deceased.  Interestingly though in her later years was saddened by the commercialization and the gift giving aspect the holiday had become and she worked to abolish the holiday.

Interesting Facts

  1. People purchase more flowers on this day than any other day except Christmas. 
  2. Contrary to some peoples perception, Mothers Day is not held on the same day each year, rather it's celebrated on the Second Sunday in May.
  3. Phone lines are busy, over 120 million people are estimated to call their Mother on this day!
  4. Business is good! Mothers Day is the 3rd best day of the year for the Flower industry.
  5. The term "Mother" comes from one of the first sounds that babies make a form of the "Ma" sound.

Information

Observed:
  • Second Sunday of May
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