Mothers’ day is coming… anyone got anything in plan for their mummy?
Ever wondered how mothers’ day came about.
Mother’s Day celebrations first started in ancient Greece, in honor of Rhea, the mother of gods.
In U.S, Mother’s Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe as a day dedicated to peace.
In 1907, Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. She presuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year, Mother’s Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia.
Ms Jarvis and her supporters then rallied to establish a national MOther’s Day and by 1911, Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state in US. IN 1914, then President Woodrow Wilson, made an official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.
Happy Mothers’ day, mum. I love you.