Origins of Mother’s Day in the United States

Interesting facts about the Origins of Mother’s Day in the United States

Origins of Mother's Day in the United StatesThe holidayĀ dates back to 1908 when Anna Jarvis Ā from West Virginia held a memorial service for her mother. Ā She run a campaign to make the itĀ a recognized holiday in 1905 but was unsuccessful. It seems curious that the Origins of Mother’s Day in the United States is related only to one woman but Anna Jarvis’s mom was peace activist that cared for wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. Anna Jarvis quest to honor our own Mothers was partly successful in several States untilĀ Woodrow Wilson designatedĀ it as a federalĀ holiday to remember and honorĀ mothers. Despite being successful, it didn’t take long until the holiday started being commercial and Anna started to fight it to the point that she was arrested for disturbing the peace.

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Check more at:Ā Wikipedia Article

 

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