Every year, on the second Sunday of May, Mother’s day is extensively celebrated as a special day to honour all mothers and motherhood.
Mothers are an intrinsic part of our life. At every stage of our life, our mother took care of us. From taking care of us before our birth, pampering us in our childhood to supporting us throughout our life, mother stand by our side like a strong pillar.
No doubt, our mother took care of us at each and every moment of our life so let this mother’s day, bestow some love and appreciation on your mother. Show her how much you love and care of her by impressing her with these mother’s day facts listed here.
1. Mother’s day is celebrated in more than 50 countries
While talking about the celebration of mother’s day, it is not only celebrated in India only but in different parts of the world to honour all mother and motherhood.
2. Mother’s day is the 3rd highest flowers and gifts selling holidays
Studies and research have proved that offering a bouquet of fresh flowers has many positive and health benefits and guess what, one-fourth of flowers purchased throughout the year brought for mother’s day. After Christmas and Hanukkah, Mother’s day is the 3rd highest flowers and gifts selling holidays.
3. Most active day on the calls
It is found that approximately 122 million phone calls are made on the second Sunday of may i.e. second Sunday of May. So, why to sit like a slacker, your mom will definitely like to hear from you rather than texts.
4. Not celebrated on the same date every year
Have you ever think about the logic behind this? Just guess, what could be….! Yes, exactly. Mother’s day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year and not every second Sunday of May lies on the same date. This year, it will be celebrated on 10th May.
5. Youngest mother was just of 5-years old
Can you believe, the youngest mother of history gave birth to a child at the age of 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days. In 1939, Lina Medina gave birth to a baby boy. She was from Lima, Peru. The baby was raised as her brother.
6. Anna Jarvis celebrated her first mother’s day
Ann Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis had started a committee in 1868 to establish ‘Mother’s Friendship Day.’ Her vision was to reunite families after the Civil War. She died in 1905, and in the commemoration of her mother, Anna Jarvis honoured her mother by a memorial. In 1914, the United States officially adopted the mother’s day as a recognized holiday.
7. Greeting card is the most popular gift for the mother’s day
Are you also confused about what to gift your mother on this second Sunday of may! Though, approximately 152 million greeting cards sold every year on this auspicious day. So, just write down your feelings and show her how much you love and take care of her.
8. Busiest day for the restaurant Industry
Though, 2020 will be a peculiar year because of the Pandemic COVID-19. This day is one of the busiest days for the restaurant industry with over more than 87 million people dining out. This is comparatively more than Valentine’s day.
9. Word ‘Mom’ came up from babies
Do you know, in most of the countries and languages, the appellation for mother begins with ‘m.’ It is because the first word a baby can vocalize is ‘m’ ‘ma’ sound.