Mothers Day: Where’d it come from?

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Mothers Day: Where’d it come from?

Genuine Grace, Reporter

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Mothers day a national holiday that is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. According to Calendar labs, it is the third largest card-sending holiday in the world. Hallmark even states that over 162 million greeting cards are sent that day. Children and adults of all ages are happy to celebrate their mothers. Restaurants become packed and reservations are placed. With everything that mothers do for us, why do they only have one day, and more specifically, why is it on the second Sunday of May? It seems that with all that they do, the date would have some significance. The truth is however, it doesn’t. Anna Jarvis is the founder of Mothers day. She initially spoke on the idea of the holiday in 1907, it wasn’t recognized, however, until 1914. It seems that she was happy to get any day to celebrate motherhood, and that didn’t need any importance to the date to do so. Jarvis would be happy to see the way her idea spread throughout the country and the world. And, like she didn’t need a specific date to celebrate the holiday, neither should we. Our mothers have done so much for us, the least we can do is give them one day.

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