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Mother's Day

2nd Sun. in May
Honors Mothers
Activities With Moms

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 the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations, largely pushed by commercial interests, honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day. While some countries have a multi-century history of a day to celebrate mothers, the modern American version of holiday began in the United States at the initiative of Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century who organized the first Mother's Day service of worship and celebration at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which serves as the International Mother's Day Shrine today.

Observed by 40+ countries
Significance Honors mothers and motherhood
Date Varies per country
date Varies per country
Frequency Annual
Related to Children's Day, Siblings Day, Father's Day, Parents' Day, Grandparents' Day

About Mother's Day

Founded by Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century, the holiday celebrates mothers, grandmothers and motherhood in general. It is celebrated at different times of the year in different countries. In the United States, the holiday falls on the second Sunday in May.

Achievement of Mother's Day

The 2016 movie Mother's Day, which stars Jennifer AnistonKate HudsonJulia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis, features the holiday in a central plot point. 

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Mother's Day

International Mother's Day Shrine - Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, the"mother church" of Mother's Day, was incorporated as the International Mother's Day Shrine on May 15, 1962, as a shrine to all mothers. The Shrine was constructed in 1873 and is located along Main Street in downtown Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia.. International Women's Day - International Women's Day, originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.. May crowning - May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refer to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring the Virgin Mary as"the Queen of May". These services may take place inside or outside.. Father's Day - Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 since the Middle Ages.. Public holidays in the Soviet Union.. Observances in the United States by presidential proclamation.. Monday observances.. Sunday observances.. Holidays and observances by scheduling (nth weekday of the month).. July observances.. August observances.. February observances.. December observances.. June observances.. November observances.. April observances.. March observances.. October observances.. May observances.

Latest information about Mother's Day updated on July 28 2021.