Mother’s Day apart from International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday is a special holiday to celebrate motherhood across the globe just like Father’s Day.
This is a special holiday for honoring mothers, to express enough appreciation for your mom or any other mother figure in your life to show how much they really mean to you. Giving out flowers and writing meaningful quotes on a well-designed card are common things people do on Mother’s Day to make their mom feel special.
A brief history of Mother’s Day
Mother’s day is observed differently in over 40 countries of the world. The American version of Mother’s Day was invented by Anna Jarvis the daughter of Ann Reeve Jarvis in her pursuit to appreciate mothers for the sacrifices that they make and to teach them how to take care of their children. Crying out through many newspapers and political platforms how the majority of American holidays are centered on male achievements, she received financial support to host the first-ever Mother’s Day celebration in the year 1908.
After the successful celebration of her first Mother’s Day, she pushed further to see it added to the national calendar. In 1912 it began to gain momentum as many churches and towns observe Mother’s Day as an annual holiday. Her dream finally came through when President Woodrow Wilson officially approved the second Sunday of May to be the official date for Mother’s Day celebration.
When is the Mother’s Day celebration 2023?
The American holiday for Mother’s Day will be observed on Sunday, May 8th, 2023, the same date for people in Canada.
For those in the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day varies yearly because it is linked to Easter and often determined by the lunar calendar. This is by far the major difference between US and UK Mother’s Day celebration.
However, this year’s Mother’s Day in the UK will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday during lent and it is called Mothering Sunday.
Fun facts about Mother’s Day
The following six interesting fun facts about Mother’s Day will blow your mind.
- The first-ever Mother’s Day celebration was financed by a Philadelphia store owner John Wanamaker.
- Thousands of people attended the first Mother’s Day celebration.
- The mother of Mother’s Day remained unmarried and has no child of her own.
- The inventor of Mother’s Day Anna Jarvis spent her entire life trying to bring a stop to this annual holiday after finding out how commercialized it became.
- Every Mother’s Day, more phone calls are made than any other day of the year.
- After Christmas and Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day is the next most popular card-sending holiday.
Hope you show all the mother figures in your life bunch of love on this year’s Mother’s Day.