Go through these wonderful Mother's Day fun facts and have a great time!
- 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.
- During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday",
celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent.
- In the United States, the idea of Mother's Day observance was first
proposed by social activist Julia Ward Howe, after the American Civil
- The original Mothers' Day proclamation was first composed by Julia Ward
- 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.
- The Greek word "meter" and Sanskrit word "mantra" mean both mother and
- According to a census, there were 82.8 million mothers in the United
States in 2004.
- Like the U.S., Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium
also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.
- The first Mother's Day observance in the US was a church service
honouring Mrs. Anna Reese Jarvis on May 10, 1908.
- Perfume is one of the most popular gifts given on Mother’s Day in the
- Hindu scripture credits Goddess Kali, the Great Mother, with the
invention of writing through alphabets, pictographs and beautiful sacred
- The Mother's Day International Association was formed on December 12,
1912, to promote and encourage meaningful observances of Mother's Day.
- In the Bible, Eve is credited with being the "Mother of All the Living."