Mother's Day is a celebration that honors the influence of the mother on the individual or family. It also celebrates the power of maternal bonds and the influence that mothers have had on society. Mother's day also shares a lot of similarities when compared to Grandparents Day, Siblings Day, and Father's Day. There are some countries that have celebrated Mother's Day for hundreds of years, and there are other countries that started celebrating Mother's Day relatively recently.
When Is Mother’s Day?
Mother's Day is celebrated on different days throughout different parts of the world. In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, and so falls on a numerical date ranging from May 8 to May 14 each year. The most common times to celebrate Mother's Day or either during March or May.
When Did Mother’s Day Start Happening in the United States?
Mother's Day did not start happening in the United States until 1907. At that time, Anne Jarvis held the very first Mother's Day service at Andrew's Methodist Episcopal church, located in Grafton, West Virginia. This is also a church that holds the international Mother's Day Shrine. She held a campaign to try to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States. She started running this campaign in 1905, which was when her mother died. Her mother was a peace activist. She spent her life taking care of wounded soldiers, particularly during the Civil War. She also took care of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.
In 1908, the United States Congress had a proposal to make Mother's Day an official holiday. By 1911, just about every state in the country would recognize Mother's Day. The United States continues to recognize Mother's Day to this day.
When Is International Women’s Day?
In a lot of countries, Mother's Day is celebrated as a part of International Women’s Day. International Women's Day is on March 8th, and it celebrates the contribution that all women have made to society, not just mothers. Some of the countries that celebrate Mother's Day on this date include Albania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Burkina Faso, and Moldova.
There are some countries that celebrate Mother's Day during Lent. These countries include Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, and the Isle of Man.
There are a lot of countries that celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. Some of these countries include Australia, Austria, the Cayman Islands, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Greenland, and Fiji.
What Do People Do on Mother’s Day?
People celebrate Mother's Day in different ways. One of the beauties of Mother's Day is that people can celebrate it in accordance with whatever they feel is best for their family. For example, some people like to give their mother the day off from doing any chores around the house. Everyone else in the family will cook and clean. There are some families who like to take their mothers out for a special dinner somewhere. Sometimes, they let mom pick the restaurant. Ultimately, the goal of Mother's Day is to let Mom know just how much she is loved and appreciated by the members of her family for all that she does.