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Mother's Day 🤱

Mother's Day in the United States has its roots in the efforts of a woman named Anna Jarvis, who wanted to honor her own mother and recognize the contributions of all mothers.

Here's an overview of the origin and history of Mother's Day in the USA

1. Early Influences

The concept of honoring mothers dates back to ancient times, with various cultures holding festivals and celebrations dedicated to motherhood. In early Christian traditions, there was a day known as «Mothering Sunday», which honored the Virgin Mary and mothers.

2. Efforts of Anna Jarvis

The modern Mother's Day in the United States can be credited to Anna Jarvis. Following the death of her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, in 1905, Anna Jarvis wanted to establish a day to honor mothers and their role in society. She wanted to create a day for people to express their love and gratitude for their mothers.

3. First Mother's Day Celebration

On May 10, 1908, the first official Mother's Day celebration was held in Grafton, West Virginia, where Anna Jarvis' mother had lived. Anna organized a memorial service at a local church to honor her mother and all mothers. She distributed white carnations, her mother's favorite flower, to symbolize the purity of a mother's love.

4. Campaign for National Recognition

Encouraged by the success of the first celebration, Anna Jarvis embarked on a campaign to establish Mother's Day as a national holiday. She wrote letters to politicians, businessmen, and influential figures, advocating for the official recognition of Mother's Day.

5. Mother's Day Becomes a National Holiday

Anna Jarvis's efforts bore fruit when, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. It became an official national holiday, recognizing the importance of mothers and their contributions to society.

6. Commercialization and Controversies

As Mother's Day gained popularity, it became increasingly commercialized, with the sale of cards, flowers, and gifts. This commercial aspect of the holiday was not what Anna Jarvis had intended, and she became increasingly critical of the commercialization. She spent her later years fighting against the commercialization of Mother's Day.

7. Modern Observance

Today, Mother's Day is widely celebrated in the United States. It is a day when people express their love and appreciation for their mothers or mother figures. Many people give gifts, send cards, and spend time with their mothers. It has also become a day to honor and recognize the important role of women in society, beyond just biological motherhood.

While the commercial aspects of Mother's Day have grown, the underlying sentiment of expressing love and gratitude for mothers remains central to its observance. Mother's Day serves as a special occasion to celebrate and appreciate the selfless love and dedication of mothers in the United States.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Sunday May 12, 2024 Mother's Day 🤱 1 week ago
2025 Sunday May 11, 2025 Mother's Day 🤱 11 months from now
2026 Sunday May 10, 2026 Mother's Day 🤱 1 year from now
2027 Sunday May 9, 2027 Mother's Day 🤱 2 years from now
2028 Sunday May 14, 2028 Mother's Day 🤱 3 years from now
2029 Sunday May 13, 2029 Mother's Day 🤱 4 years from now
2030 Sunday May 12, 2030 Mother's Day 🤱 5 years from now
2031 Sunday May 11, 2031 Mother's Day 🤱 6 years from now
2032 Sunday May 9, 2032 Mother's Day 🤱 7 years from now
2033 Sunday May 8, 2033 Mother's Day 🤱 8 years from now
2034 Sunday May 14, 2034 Mother's Day 🤱 9 years from now
2035 Sunday May 13, 2035 Mother's Day 🤱 10 years from now
2036 Sunday May 11, 2036 Mother's Day 🤱 11 years from now
2037 Sunday May 10, 2037 Mother's Day 🤱 12 years from now
2038 Sunday May 9, 2038 Mother's Day 🤱 13 years from now
2039 Sunday May 8, 2039 Mother's Day 🤱 14 years from now
2023 Sunday May 14, 2023 Mother's Day 🤱 1 year ago
2022 Sunday May 8, 2022 Mother's Day 🤱 2 years ago
2021 Sunday May 9, 2021 Mother's Day 🤱 3 years ago
2020 Sunday May 10, 2020 Mother's Day 🤱 4 years ago
2019 Sunday May 12, 2019 Mother's Day 🤱 5 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.