Mother's Day

Mother's Day Quick Facts

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2019 Date:May 12, 2019
2020 Date:May 10, 2020
Mother's Day

Mother's Day History

Mother's Day is a day dedicated to honoring and recognizing the sacrifices and accomplishments of mothers.  Mothers are recognized by family and friends; regardless of whether they are biological or perceived maternal figures.  It is a day to honor and respect mothers for their many sacrifices; a day to show them how important they are to us.  In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation recognizing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Facts & Quotes

  • According to the National Retail Federation, in 2018, consumers will spend a total of $23.1 billion on Mother's day, almost record numbers.  The average consumer will spend an average of $180.
  • Julia Ward Howe, the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, came up with the notion of a Mother's Day in 1870.  In a proclamation, she urged mothers to take a stand against sons killing the sons of other mothers.
  • A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world - Agatha Christie
  • God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. - Hebrew proverb

Mother's Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Take mom out to brunch or dinner. Be sure to book in advance as Mother's Day brunches are always very busy.
  • Clean the house for your mother or grandmother.
  • Send mom and grandma flowers. You can either pick them up and deliver them yourself if you are nearby or use one of many online services that ship directly to her door.
  • Give mom a gift she will really appreciate - a day at the spa or a weekend off.
  • A simple phone call to mom will suffice. Let her know that you love her and think about her.

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