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Fun Facts on Mother's Day
One of the biggest international holidays dedicated to a relation, Mother's Day is that special time when people all over the world pay an affectionate tribute to their moms. With Mother's Day coming up again soon, the time is just right for you to go through a handful of fun facts related to the occassion. These little bits of info on Mother's Day will surely interest you and impart you with some more knowledge about the holiday that we all love. So check out these cool Mother's Day Fun Facts, and if you like them, click here to share them with your pals. Have a fun-filled Mother's Day celebration with everyone you know!

Go through these wonderful Mother's Day fun facts and have a great time!
  1. The tradition of Mother's Day observance is believed to have its origin in the spring celebrations of the ancient Greeks in honour of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.

  2. During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday", celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent.

  3. In the United States, the idea of Mother's Day observance was first proposed by social activist Julia Ward Howe, after the American Civil War.

  4. The original Mothers' Day proclamation was first composed by Julia Ward Howe.

  5. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war. He announced on May 9, 1914 that Mother's Day was to held henceforth on the 2nd Sunday of May each year.

  6. The Greek word "meter" and Sanskrit word "mantra" mean both mother and measurement.

  7. According to a census, there were 82.8 million mothers in the United States in 2004.

  8. Like the U.S., Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.

  9. The first Mother's Day observance in the US was a church service honouring Mrs. Anna Reese Jarvis on May 10, 1908.

  10. Perfume is one of the most popular gifts given on Mother’s Day in the U.S.

  11. Hindu scripture credits Goddess Kali, the Great Mother, with the invention of writing through alphabets, pictographs and beautiful sacred images.

  12. The Mother's Day International Association was formed on December 12, 1912, to promote and encourage meaningful observances of Mother's Day.

  13. In the Bible, Eve is credited with being the "Mother of All the Living."

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