Mother’s Day is a day devoted to celebrating mothers and expressing love for the special women in our lives
In honor of Mother’s Day this upcoming sunday here are 5 interesting facts about Mother’s day.
1. Americans owe Mother’s Day to West Virginia native Anna Jarvis, who held a memorial for her mother two years after her mother’s death in 1905. After the memorial, Jarvis devoted her efforts to a campaign to make Mother’s Day a nationally recognized holiday. The hard work paid off in 1914 when the day was nationally recognized.
2.Carnations are the flowers most associated with Mother’s Day. White carnations are worn in the memory of deceased mothers, while red and pink carnations are worn for those mothers who are still alive.
3.There is over 85.4 million mothers in the world
4.Mother’s Day is celebrated in 43 countries around the world. The other 153 celebrate the more traditional “Is Dinner Ready Yet Day”
5.Mother’s Day is celebrated in 43 countries around the world. The other 153 celebrate the more traditional “Is Dinner Ready Yet Day”
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