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Mother's Day (United States)

The setting aside of a day each year to honor mothers was the suggestion of Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose own mother had died on May 9, 1906. She held a memorial service and asked those attending to wear white carnations—a gesture that soon became a tradition. By 1914, President Woodrow Wilson had proclaimed a national day in honor of mothers, and some people still wear carnations on the second Sunday in May—pink or red for mothers who are living and white for those who have died. More...
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I am a father and i tell my kids that in the pantheon of kindred, Mother is the Supreme Being.
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Shamshad Ali Afridi wrote:
I am a father and i tell my kids that in the pantheon of kindred, Mother is the Supreme Being.

Applause

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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It's Mothers Day in Australia today too. I've never heard of carnations being associated with Mothers Day. The traditional flower for Mothers Day here is the chrysanthemum.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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everyday is mothers day in my family
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Mother's Day Turns 100: Its Surprisingly Dark History

But the holiday has more somber roots: It was founded for mourning women to remember fallen soldiers and work for peace. And when the holiday went commercial, its greatest champion, Anna Jarvis, gave everything to fight it, dying penniless and broken in a sanitarium.

It all started in the 1850s, when West Virginia women's organizer Ann Reeves Jarvis—Anna's mother—held Mother's Day work clubs to improve sanitary conditions and try to lower infant mortality by fighting disease and curbing milk contamination, according to historian Katharine Antolini of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The groups also tended wounded soldiers from both sides during the U.S. Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

In the postwar years Jarvis and other women organized Mother's Friendship Day picnics and other events as pacifist strategies to unite former foes. Julia Ward Howe, for one—best known as the composer of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"—issued a widely read "Mother's Day Proclamation" in 1870, calling for women to take an active political role in promoting peace.

Around the same time, Jarvis had initiated a Mother's Friendship Day for Union and Confederate loyalists across her state. But it was her daughter Anna who was most responsible for what we call Mother's Day—and who would spend most of her later life fighting what it had become.

"Mother's Day," Not "Mothers' Day"

Anna Jarvis never had children of her own, but the 1905 death of her own mother inspired her to organize the first Mother's Day observances in 1908.

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140508-mothers-day-nation-gifts-facts-culture-moms/
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Thanks for the info/link Monamagda
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Happy Mother's Day!
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Applause Happy Mother's day for all of them around in the world.Applause
I liked to know about tradition mother's day such as the mothers live must wear red or pink carnations.
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Mother´s day is also celebrated in Mexico. Here being exactly on the 10th of May, every year. In many houses, people get together to celebrate and have fun and special food. Some people add a religious aspect and go to church to pay respect to Virgin Mary, since she was Christ´s mother.
Happy Mother´s day to all Mothers in the world!!!
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This is a very nice thing to do and also to remember.
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