Date May 10, 2015
When Anna Marie Jarvis petitioned then President Woodrow Wilson for a national holiday, she intended for Americans to share the love and reverance of mothers annually. It began as a tribute to her own mother Anna Jarvis, and after signed a proclamation on May 9, 1914, Mother’s Day grew into an international phenomenon bigger than what Jarvis could have imagined. The annual commemoration has become an important national holiday in many countries, with significant economic impact as well as personal significance.
Mother’s Day is celebrated officially and unofficially in many countries around the world. The celebrations may take place at different times of the year. As in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India takes place on the second Sunday in May. However, in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Mexico, Mother’s Day fall on a different day. [FULL STORY]