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It is the time of the year again to show our mommies how they really mean to us. Too bad it only happens once in a year.
Everyday should be Mother’s Day in my opinion. It’s one thing to deliver a baby, but to take care of it every single day of his or her life, that’s really something.
Yes, your mother still cares for you even if you are 50 years old.
Mama’s boy you say? I know a lot of us guys doesn’t want to be called like that, in fact, we hate it. The truth hurts, aye?
For the mean time, while you’re writing a message for your mom in that Hallmark card that you just bought in the last minute, let me give you some interesting facts about Mother’s day you probably didn’t know of.
Let’s get it started, shall we?
Mother’s Day Facts That You Probably Never Heard Of
Did you know that Anna Jarvis, the reason behind Mother’s Day in USA, hated the celebration? Not exactly hated it, but the consumerism behind it. The celebration turned into a business opportunity, and Jarvis was surely not impressed.
Not all countries celebrate this holiday. According to Wikipedia, approximately 50 countries all over the world observes this event. Their dates are also different from one another.
The 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, signed a proclamation in 1914 to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. He probably loved her mother so much that he decided to make a holiday out of it. Good guy Woodrow.
Mother’s day has been observed to celebrated for thousands of years before its official status as a holiday in the United States. In Greece, they celebrated a festival for Rhea (some say Cybele), the daughter of the earth goddess Gaia, and the sky god Uranus. She was the mother of the original Olympians. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Hestia and Demeter to be exact.
Speaking of mothers, this person is the mother of all mothers. Valentina Vassilyev, a Russian peasant, gave birth to 69 children. That’s right. 69. Sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets – for a grand total of 27 births. Don’t try to find out how many children his husband have. You will be shocked.
Traditionally, carnation is the official flower of Mother’s Day. A white carnation is used to honor the deceased, while red and pink is used to honor the ones that are still living.
Mother’s Day Photos
Make this holiday more special by sending your mother some photos from our Mother’s Day gallery. Enjoy, and don’t forget to like and share! Peace!