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Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April, or May.

 

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President Woodrow Wilson designated Mother's Day as an official holiday. He did so on May 9, 1914.

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Gold Star Mother's Day recognizes mother's who have lost children in the Armed Forces. It is on the Sunday following Easter.

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Source:  Offline Book/Journal

At one point Howe even proposed converting July 4th into Mother’s Day, in order to dedicate the nation’s anniversary to peace. Eventually, however, June 2nd was designated for the celebration.

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One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis. Her stern, yet handsome head is typically crowned by a pair of bull horns enclosing a fiery sun orb. She is most often depicted sitting on a throne.

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Americans spend a lot of money on Mothers. Mother's Day is the second biggest retail spending holiday in the United States, according the the National Retail Federation.

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Mother's Day as an official holiday is a relatively recent development. The year 1914 was when Congress designated the second Sunday in May to honor mothers.

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Americans will send over 140 million cards on mother’s day. That makes it the third most popular card holiday.

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Source: Holiday Byte

Mother's Day ranks very highly amongst Americans. It is the third most popular holiday after Christmas and Easter.

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Source: Holiday Byte

Howe’s had a Mother’s Day Proclamation. “Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!”

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Source: Amazon

Some time ago a woman invented Mother’s Day. Julia Ward Howe. She called on mothers to raise their sons well, to not be tools for war, as she saw happen in the American Civil War, as she assisted happening as the author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

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