May 10, 2015
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Our national holiday started after Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia in 1908. She then began a campaign to make it a recognized holiday in the United States, and in 1914, Mother’s Day officially became the second Sunday in May. Whether you write her a card, take her out to brunch, or give her a basket of her favorite things, find a way to make a mother in your life feel special for the day. And if you are a mom, too–Happy Mother’s Day!
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