We don’t need a reason to express love for our mother. But a day to celebrate and honor our mothers is just another opportunity for us to appreciate the person who truly loves unconditionally in our lives. Here we share some lesser known facts about Mother’s day.
It was 1908 in the American states of West Virginia and Philadelphia that the first ever Mother’s day is believed to have been celebrated.
American activist Anna Jarvis is credited with the title of founding the Mother’s day. She was not a mother herself but she started the campaign since her mother hoped for such a day. She started the tradition of wearing a carnation on Mother’s day. A colored carnation if that person’s mother is living, otherwise a white carnation.
Mother’s day is celebrated in the United States, India, and many other countries on the second Sunday of May every year. But the United Kingdom celebrates their Mother’s day on March 6.
The National Retail Federation estimated that U.S. consumers would spend $23.1 billion for the Mother’s day in 2018. More money is spent on jewelry than any other gifts.
Mother’s day was initially intended as a day to honor and celebrate mothers individually and hence the apostrophe before s, making the “mother’s” singular possessive.