The History of Mother’s Day

The History of Mother’s Day

Given how much our mothers do for us, it’s no wonder we have a whole day dedicated to celebrating them! The way that Mother’s Day has been celebrated though has drastically changed over time to get to the way it is celebrated now. Here is the evolution of Mother’s Day in the world and how it rose to popularity in the US.

Early traces to our modern Mother’s Day can be traced to a Christian festival known as, “Mothering Sunday” in the UK and across Europe where families would go to their main, “mother” church for a service. Later on, children would begin to give gifts to their mothers to show appreciation.

In the US, a woman named Anna Jarvis was mainly responsible for the creation of Mother’s Day. After her mother died in 1905, she thought of a Mother’s Day to honor the work mothers do for their children. This was first celebrated at a Methodist church in 1908, gaining thousands of attendees. Jarvis later would advocate for Mother’s Day to be a national holiday, saying that American holidays were biased to male achievement. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially established the 2nd Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

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