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20 Beautiful Mothers Day Facts

Mother’s Day gives people the chance to express their appreciation to the mothers, stepmoms, grandmas, aunts, and other maternal figures that they have in their life. Some spend the day out for Mother’s Day gifts, and other families gather together to celebrate with the traditional Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. Even those who live a distance between them can still celebrate their mother by sending cards and celebrations online. If you’re celebrating in person or via a distance, you can spread these entertaining Mothers Day facts with all of us on May 8 this year.

Knowing the details of Mother’s Day history is sure to stimulate interesting conversations between grandparents, parents, kids, and the entire family. It’s possible to turn some of these facts into an entertaining Mother’s Day game. The person who can figure out the correct answer to the amount of money Americans invest in Mother’s Day (hint: it’s billions of dollars) or guess correctly the presents that mothers actually would like in honor of Mother’s Day ( cards that have a personal message are the best choice) you could win a prize.

Also, you can bring her a smile with hilarious Mother’s Day puns or watch an enjoyable Mother’s Day movie. Whatever you choose to do, it’s certain to be the best time on Mother’s Day, because she’ll be spending with you.

This article is for intriguing Mother’s Day trivia, interesting historical facts, and research data on holidays.

Mothers Day Facts

1. MOTHER’S DAY IS ON A DIFFERENT DAY EACH YEAR.

Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday of May, meaning it’s on a different day every year. It’ll be on May 8, 2022. However, it will fall on an entirely different date in May next year.

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2. THE TOP ITEMS MOMS WANT FOR MOTHER’S DAY ARE 

According to a 2021 YouGov survey 2021, American mothers’ most popular choices to receive Mother’s Day gifts were a card, a bouquet, or an unforgettable experience with their families.

3. THE AVERAGE AGE FOR FIRST-TIME MOTHERS IS ON 

It is estimated that the average age of first-time mothers has increased in the past two decades, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.). The year 2000 was when the median age for first-time mothers was 24.9 years old. In 2020, it was 27.1 years old.

4. LOTS OF AMERICANS GO OUT FOR MOTHER’S DAY.  

Mother’s Day is a well-known day to get out of the kitchen and dine out. In 2018, 87% of adults went out to restaurants for a meal, according to figures from Womply, the National Restaurant Association. Mother’s Day was a big one for restaurants even amid the pandemic. In 2020, consumers’ spending in restaurants increased by 103 percent on Mother’s Day Sunday and 63 percent on Saturdays, compared with the average daily earnings for the entire coronavirus epidemic, according to Womply.

5. MOTHER’S DAY IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR 

Because Mother’s Day always falls on Sunday, going to the church service is often a very popular family activity. In fact, according to a LifeWay Research poll asking pastors on the most attended Sundays all year long, Mother’s Day came in third place, following Easter and Christmas.

6. ANCIENT GREEKS AND ROMANS CELEBRATED 

Ancient myths refer to the notion that Greeks, along with Romans, observed Mother’s Day by honoring the goddess Cybele, the symbol of Mother Earth (Gaia) and fertility goddess, and Rhea, mother to the Gods.

7. MOTHER’S DAY WAS ORIGINALLY A DAY FOR WOMEN 

The social activist Julia Ward Howe first brought the concept of Mother’s Day to the United States in the aftermath of The Civil War. Still, Howe’s version was very different from the traditional flowers and hugs that we have Today. Howe composed her Mother’s Day Proclamation and envisioned an alternative, a Mother’s Day for Peace, where women could demonstrate against the war. Some groups still celebrate the holiday this way. One of the most well-known is an enormous crowd of women who gathered in front of the Lawrence Livermore Library at the University of California in 1982 to protest against nuclear weapons.

8. ANNA JARVIS STARTED MOTHER’S DAY AS WE KNOW IT NOW. 

The present variation of Mother’s Day was started by Anna Jarvis in the early 1900s, as per Today. Jarvis convinced Congress to recognize the holiday and established The Mother’s Day International Association, and even trademarked the words “Mother’s Day” and “second Sunday in May.” Jarvis was in the footsteps of her mother, who had asked for “Mothers work days” to improve the conditions of soldiers from both sides of the Civil War.

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9. PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON MADE MOTHER’S DAY 

After being persuaded by Anna Jarvis, President Woodrow Wilson was the first president to declare his intention that the 2nd Sunday in every May would become Mother’s Day. When he made the initial Mother’s Day proclamation, Wilson declared that the day allowed us to “[publicly declare] our love and respect towards the women who have shaped our nation,” according to History.com.

10. ANNA JARVIS THOUGHT MOTHER’S DAY BECAME TOO 

ANNA JARVIS THOUGHT MOTHER'S DAY BECAME TOO 

A little more than a decade after she had fought so long and hard to bring it about, Anna Jarvis disliked this holiday. She was instrumental in bringing it to prominence, According to Mental Floss. She criticized vehemently how commercialized Mother’s Day, called for its end, and was arrested in an anti-fascist protest in 1948.

11. OTHER COUNTRIES CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY, BUT 

Other countries have their variations of Mother’s Day. The U.K. is home to Mothering Sunday, a tradition dating back to the 16th century. It’s celebrated during the 4th Sunday following Lent. Japan celebrates Mothering Sunday, Princess Kojun’s birthday, which has become similar to American Mother’s Day. Additionally, Spain and Portugal celebrate the holiday on December 8 by paying tribute to the Virgin Mary and their mothers.

12. THE TRADITIONAL MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IS A SINGLE CARNATION. 

Florists can sell massive Mother’s Day bouquets with exotic floral arrangements and designer names, but the standard gift is a simple, simple carnation.

Additionally, it is worth noting that A study has revealed why mothers love receiving flowers so often. Nancy Etcoff conducted the study, Ph.D. from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School concluded that flowers influence human behavior by creating a sense of compassion toward other people and happier overall when fresh-cut flowers are in the vicinity.

13. THERE ARE A LOT OF MOMS IN THE U.S.U.S. DIGITAL VISION.

As per the most current data (a Pew Research survey from 2014), around 85 million mothers live in the United States.

14. IT’S A POPULAR DAY FOR PHONE CALLS.

A survey in 2010 conducted by Reuters discovered it was Mother’s Day is the most popular day to make calls. In addition, Verizon reported seeing an increase of 13 percent in phone calls during Mother’s Day in 2020 (compared to the normal Sunday).

15. AMERICANS SPEND BILLIONS ON MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS. 

In 2021, the National Retail Federation predicted Americans would spend more than $28 billion on Mother’s Day gifts.

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16. AMERICANS SPEND MORE ON MOTHER’S DAY THAN THEY DO ON FATHER’S DAY. 

The 2019 YouGov survey discovered an average of 33 percent of Americans think they prefer to spend more on Mother’s Day gifts and other celebrations. In contrast, only 6 percent reported that they generally spend more on Father’s Day.

17. STAY-AT-HOME MOMS SHOULD BE MAKING SIX FIGURES. 

The work of a mom is never finished. It’s a 365-day, 24/7 obligation, which is why the current epidemic has revealed what is required of mothers (often without any outside support, especially for moms who are working and of color). According to research by Salary.com, stay-at-home moms are expected to earn $162,581 per year in theory.

18. ABOUT A QUARTER OF MOMS ARE FLYING SOLO. 

As per Pew Research Center data from 2017, about one-in-four, or about 24-percent motherhood across the U.S., are raising kids without a partner or spouse.

19. MOTHER’S DAY IS THE THIRD-LARGEST CARD-SENDING HOLIDAY. 

Based on Hallmark, Mother’s Day is the third-largest holiday for card exchanges within the United States — about 11 million cards are exchanged every year.

20. MOST MOTHERS SAY MOTHERHOOD IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THEIR IDENTITY.  

Based on a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 58 % of mothers claim that being a mom is “extremely significant” in their overall sense of persona.

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