The Origins of Mother's Day ...

Don’t panic! If you have completely forgotten about Mother’s Day, then you still have a little while to go! Taking place on Sunday 31st of March 2019 in the UK, Mother’s Day is an annual celebration in which we show our mums some extra love and display our gratitude for their care and commitment in the form of cards and gifts. We all know what a traditional modern Mother’s Day entails, but have you ever bothered to dive deep into the history of it? Here are some fun facts about the origins of Mother’s Day.

1. First Mother’s Day

The very first modern Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908. It was started by Anna Jarvis to honor her own mother, Ann with a memorial. Ann had started a committee in 1868 to found a Mother’s Friendship Day, which was originally a programme with a motivation to reunite families who had been separated during the American Civil War.

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