Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. The holiday is celebrated on different dates in various countries. In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. This holiday is a time to honor and appreciate the hard work and sacrifices that mothers make for their children and families.
The History of Mother’s Day
The modern Mother’s Day celebration began in the United States, where it was first celebrated by Anna Jarvis in 1908, in honor of her mother who passed away. Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. The holiday became official in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law.
How Mother’s Day is Celebrated
Mother’s Day is celebrated in different ways around the world. In the United States, it is common to give mothers flowers, cards, and gifts. Many families also take their mothers out to eat or prepare special meals for them at home. In other countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated with parades, festivals, and other events.
Mother’s Day is an important holiday that allows us to show our appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices that mothers make every day. Whether you choose to buy your mother a gift or simply spend time with her, make sure to take the time to let her know how much you appreciate everything she does for you. Happy Mother’s Day!