Saturday, May 11, 2024

Tomorrow is Mother's Day

Yes, tomorrow - May 12th, is Mother's Day, so I thought I'd share some interesting information about this special day with you today. Did you know . . . 

  • The early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday stands as the modern precursor for our Mother's Day.
  • To foster friendship between mothers during the Civil War, American author and poet Julia Ward Howe started ‘Mother’s Friendship Day’ in 1872.
  • President Wilson established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day in 1914. 
  • Other countries celebrating on the second Sunday in May include Canada, Japan, most of Europe, New Zealand, Australia, India, China, South Africa, and the Philippines.
  • 122 million – the approximate number of calls made on Mother’s Day.
  • ¼ – the fraction of all flowers sold throughout the year that are for Mother’s Day.
You will find more information and ideas for ways to celebrate Mother's Day at this link.

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