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Date of Mother's Day:

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How to Determine the Date of Mother's Day in any year:
Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May.

Reason We Celebrate Mother's Day:
It is a day where we take some time to thank the person that brought us into this world and/or cared for us when we were young (and even when we are grownups). [an error occurred while processing this directive]

History of Mother's Day(U.S):

  • Julia Ward Howe is credited with suggesting the holiday (1872)
  • Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) played a very significant role in getting the day officially declared as a holiday. She held the first Mother's Day in the U.S. was a church service held on May 10, 1908 at Anna's request to honor her mother.
  • Mother's Day was officially declared as the second Sunday in May by Congress - May 8, 1914
  • Almost all countries have some sort of Mother's Day Celebrations. Many countries celebrate on the same day as the United States.
  • Mother's Day can be traced to ancient times. Spring festivals included tributes to Goddesses.

Traditional Celebrations of Mother's Day:

  • A special meal prepared by the children or dining at a restaurant.
  • Gathering of family members.

Traditional Gifts for Mother's Day:

  • Flowers
  • Candy
  • Jewelry
  • A specially selected greeting card
  • Anything that "spoils" Mom
  • Doing a special "chore" for Mom (i.e. painting the living room, yard work) Kids Can Print Out Coupons To Give to Mom
  • Plant a flowering tree or shrub that blooms in the spring for future years

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