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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - and some interesting facts regarding mother's day

Rickey Stokes

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Date: May 12 2024 1:41 PM

FROM RSN TO ALL MOTHER'S,


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY



Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May.



Mother ~ M Stands for Magnificent, O Stands for Outstanding, T Stands for Tender, H Stands for Honorable, E Stands for Extraordinary, R Stands for Remarkable. Happy Mother's Day!!



This day, to honor Anna Jarvis's mother, grew into a national observance until in 1911 when every state participated. Soon it was spreading internationally, and on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May.



When is Mother's Day and why does the date change? Mother's Day always falls on a Sunday and is determined by the lunar calendar. It occurs on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter and is usually towards the end of March or beginning of April.



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, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother's Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”



Anna Jarvis founded Mother's Day, then fought for decades against its commercialization, draining what wealth she had. She died alone and penniless



While West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt the holiday, others followed suit. Proclamation of the day by the various states led Representative J. Thomas Heflin of Alabama and Senator Morris Sheppard of Texas to present a joint resolution to Congress that Mother's Day be observed nationwide.



If the day was called “Mothers' Day,” it would mean the day belonged to all mothers—and you would need to buy a lot more gifts! By using the name Mother's Day, the holiday indicates that it belongs to each individual mother, just as Jarvis wanted.



More calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year. Reportedly there are approximately 122 million calls are made on the second Sunday of May every year.



Which industry is mother's day the busiest day of the year for?



“Though recent years have changed this somewhat, Mother's Day is typically the busiest day of the year for restaurants—it tops even Valentine's Day. In 2024, an estimated 59 percent of people planned to spend money on a special outing such as brunch or dinner.”



What is sold the most on Mother's Day?



Best Mother's Day Gifts to Sell: Personalized Jewelry. Jewelry has always been a top-spending Mother's Day gift. According to the 2023 NFR survey, 44% of consumers were planning to gift jewelry, up from 41% in 2022. The total spending on jewelry might reach a whopping $7.8 billion.



What is the number one thing mothers want for mother's day?



The YouGov poll found that 60% want to spend time with their children. The poll also found that 42% of moms want to go out to eat or drink, while 32% say they want to stay home. Another 31% said they would like to spend time with their mother or family, and 20% said they would prefer some alone time



 



 



 



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