A little history about Mother’s Day

Health and Lifestyle Special

The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908. Anna Jarvis honored her mother Ann Jarvis with a memorial. Ann Jarvis had started a committee in 1868 to establish “Mother’s Friendship Day.” Her motivation had been to reunite families after the Civil War. She died in 1905, before Mother’s Day became a holiday.

Mother’s Day became a recognize holiday in 1914 in the United States when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as a day of “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of the country.” It’s a day moms get pampered when the holiday first caught on. People celebrated by attending church and writing appreciative letters to their mothers.

Do you know?

  • Approximately 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day in U.S.
  • The amount of money spent on Mother’s Day in the U.S. is approximately $14 billion.
  • Of all the flowers bought for holidays, one quarter are purchased for Mother’s Day
  • Research has proven that there are actually health benefits to receiving flowers.

We want to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day from Hubnob Philippines!