Happy Mother’s Day!

Did you know that Mother’s Day started as an anti-war statement? Now you know.

Julia Ward, a poet and a female who fought for women’s right to vote is the one who first proposed the idea of Mother’s Day in the United States in 1872. Howe suggested the holiday as an opportunity to unite women and rally for peace during the Civil War in America and the Franco-Prussian War in Europe. For several years, Howe led a yearly Mother’s Day meeting in Boston.

Julia Ward,

Anna Jarvis, a West Virginia activist, however, is credited for crafting the modern Mother’s Day. Jarvis started Mother’s Day as a tribute to her late mother, Ann, a community health worker who died on May 9, 1905. Jarvis organized numerous Mother’s Day Work Clubs that talked about parenting and public health support.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson ascended a bill recognizing Mother’s day as a national holiday to be celebrated every second Sunday of May.

The White Carnation, the Official Mother’s Day Flower

Jarvis regretted creating the holiday when floral and greeting card businesses commercialized Mother’s Day.

Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world, albeit on different days.
Remember, Mother’s Day is not how much money you spend on your mother figure. Instead, it is your kind and thoughtful deed that matters.