Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know about Mother’s Day
by Michael Dattolico on Apr 25, 2022
Did you know that founder of Mother’s Day actually regrets making it a national holiday? Yup you heard that right but you’re probably wondering how that can be?
Anna Jarvis was the daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Ann Reeves Jarvis originally founded the Mothers’ Day Work Clubs, organizations that help unite mothers during the civil war era by holding classes that teach women how to properly care for children. After her mother’s passing, Anna Jarvis later wanted to celebrate her mother as well as other moms as well. After her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis held her first Mother’s Day celebration in 1908 at the Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.
Her event that year and the events the following several years were so successful, that Mother’s Day was designated as a national holiday in 1914. However, being a holiday has its cons as well. Stores were commercializing on Mother’s Day creating gifts and services the general public can indulge in. While that might not sound like anything serious, especially by today’s standards, this was not the vision Anna Jarvis had. She wanted the general public to be more minimalistic but intentional. Later, she spends several years in the rest of the life in an attempt to remove Mother’s Day as a national holiday which obviously was not successful.
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