Mother’s Day seems like a no-brainer to most people. But, actually, this day is seen by most as an excuse to spoil your Mother and show her how much you care. While Mommy is a good enough reason to celebrate Mother’s Day, there are a ton of things worth knowing about this special day.
Here, I collected top ten interesting facts about Mother’s Day that we all should know.
- Mother, Mum, Mommy, Maa or मातृ is a woman in relation to the child or children whom she has given birth and bring up them with affection and care. In most countries and languages, the word for mother begins with ‘M’.
- Mothers’ Day is celebrated in the months of March or May in different parts of the world. For example in India and United States, it is celebrated in May on the other hand in the United Kingdom and Ireland it is celebrated in March.
- Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1908. Ann Reeves Jarvis, the daughter of a social activist from West Virginia, followed her mother’s death and held a memorial day for her mother to be celebrated each year.
- Mothers Day is celebrated across more than 50 countries with different styles and tradition.
- Mother’s Day is the 3rd most popular holiday in the world after Christmas and Easter.
- Mother’s Day is a day set aside to thank mothers and express respect and love.
- Mother’s Day 2017 is going to celebrate on second Sunday of May which is 14th May 2017.
- Indian history and religions always placed Mother as above God and suggested to reward and respect Mother, depicted by popular saying – “Matru Devo Bhava”
- In 2015, the total spending on Mother’s Day was $21 billion, according to the report by National Retail Federation’s survey.
- Carnation is the most popular and original flower for Mother’s Day. Red and pink carnation are for mothers who are alive and white carnation for those who have passed away.
Some popular Mothers’ Day gift ideas:
- Framed poem in your handwriting
- Fitness tracker
- Gift basket
- Books or Magazine subscription
- Chocolate box
- Framed family pictures
How are you going to celebrate this Mother’s Day? Something special? I would love to hear you in comments. Please share.