Mother’s Day | Sunday Observer

Mother’s Day

8 May, 2022

Mother's Day is a holiday that celebrates mothers and motherhood. It started in the United States. And the first velebration was held in Grafton, West Virginia. The holiday was founded in 1908 by Anna Jarvis. Mother's Day was first made to celebrate a person's own mother. Now it is made to celebrate all mothers and motherhood in general. It is celebrated in different times in different countries. In the United States of America, it is the second Sunday in May.

Children can make cards and a many other things for their mother.

The original idea for Mother's Day started in the 1850s. Ann Reeves Jarvis had mother's day work clubs where women tried to fight disease and bad milk. They also helped make wounded soldiers better during the Civil War.

After the war, Anna had Mother's Day Friendship picnics and Mother's Friendship Day for women from both sides of the war.

In 1908 ,after her mother died, Anna Jarvis celebrated the first Mother's Day celebration in Grafton, West Virginia. People also celebrated Mother's day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and many other cities. For six years, Anna made the celebration bigger until President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday in 1914.

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