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History of Mother's Day...!!!

  • Early Mother's Day celebrations can be dated back to the spring celebrations to honor Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, in ancient Greek civilization.
  • Later, Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom was traditionally a day for people to visit the church where they were baptized, now celebrated as Mother's Day.
  • The modern-day origins of Mother's Day can be attributed to two women Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, who established the tradition in United States.
  • Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for Mother's Day to be celebrated each year.
  • It continued to be held in Boston for about 10 years under her sponsorship, but died out after that.
  • Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s.
  • In 1907, Anna Jarvis held a private Mother's Day celebration in memory of her mother, Ann Jarvis, in Grafton, West Virginia.
  • In 1908, she played a key role in arranging a church service that attracted 407 children and their mothers.
  • A Mother’s Day International Association was founded in 1912 to promote the holiday in other countries.

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