Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Our special day this year is May 14, which is traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday of every year. Some fascinating facts about Mother's Day from MothersDayCelebration.com will make you want to pick up the phone and call that special lady in your life!

 

  • Anna Jarvis is credited with the spark that inspired President Woodrow Wilson to declare Mother's Day an official holiday in 1914. She had no children, and tirelessly campaigned for a special day for moms
  • In the USA, over $14 billion dollars is spent on Mother's Day each year
  • At least 122 million phone calls to mom are made on Mother's Day each year
  • Top gifts for mom include candy, flowers, jewelry, gift cards, and going out to eat
  • The oldest person to ever give birth was Satyabhama Mahapatra,  a 65-year-old retired schoolteacher in India, on April 9, 2003. (it was a boy)
  • Pink and Red carnations are given to mothers who are still alive, and white ones are for those who have passed away
  • In Yugoslavia, children tie their mothers up on Mother's Day, and the only way she can free herself is to give the kids treats
  • One fourth of all flowers purchased throughout the year are bought specifically for Mother's Day