Mon April 24, 2017

Mother's Day 2017, 2018


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This year Mother's Day is celebrated/observed on Sunday May 14th, 2017. Mother's Day is observed the second Sunday in May. It is a time to honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their contribution to family and society. Since it is not a federal holiday, businesses may be open or closed as any other Sunday. The compliment to Mother's day is Father's Day, celebrating the contributions Father's make to raising a family.

Celebration\ Observance

Mother's Day is celebrated with gifts, cards, flowers, a special meal out, jewelry, or chocolates and candy. Other special treats might include a spa or beauty treatment. It has become the most commercialized holiday for dining out and jewelry sales.

History

Mother's Day originated from mainly two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. Julia Ward sponsored Mother's Day each year in Boston around 1870 to promote pacifism and disarmament with women. It lasted about 10 years. Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother's Day in Grafton, West Virginia at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in 1908.

Days till Mother's Day 2017

There are 20 days until the celebration/observance of Mother's Day Sunday May 14th, 2017.