10 Interesting Facts About Mother’s Day

No matter where you are in the world, there is a day to celebrate mom. Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. If you are a mom or have a special lady in your life, read on to discover 10 interestingΒ facts about Mother’s Day that you can use to wow and delight her!


1.Β Mother’s Day is a day set aside to express love, respect and thanks to Mothers. The day is observed by giving gifts, visiting, or taking Mothers out for dinner and celebration.

2. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908. Anna Jarvis honored her mother with a memorial.Β HerΒ motherΒ had started a committee in 1868 to establish β€˜Mother’s Friendship Day’. Her motivation had been to reunite families after the Civil War. She died in 1905, before Mother’s Day became a holiday.

3. Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia who started Mother’s Day celebrations also filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over- commercialization of Mother’s Day. She lost her fight. Anna had hoped for a day of reflection and quiet prayer by families, thanking God for all that mothers had done.

4. In 1939 in Lima, Peru, the youngest mother on record delivered a baby boy by C-section. She was only 5 years-old and the baby was raised as her brother.

5.Β On April 9, 2003, Satyabhama Mahapatra, aΒ 65-year-oldΒ retired schoolteacher in India, became the world’s oldest mother when she gave birth to a baby boy. The baby was conceived through artificial insemination.

6.Β A woman becomes pregnant most easily at the age of eighteen or nineteen, with little real change until the mid twenties. There is then a slow decline to age thirty-five, a sharper decline to age forty-five and a very rapid decline as the women nears menopause.

7. Highest recorded number of children born to one mother. The woman was married to a Russian peasant and lived in the 18th century. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

8. In the vast majority of the world’s languages, the word for “mother” begins with the letter M.

9 .Many countries of the world celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May and it is a celebration of Motherhood.

10. Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants that isΒ celebrated in close to 50 countries in different parts of the world.

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