Have you ever wondered why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?
The origin of Mother’s Day first began in the early 1900s. A woman named Anna Jarvis began an official holiday campaign to honor mothers in 1905, the year her own mother died. The first major celebration of the holiday was in 1908, when Jarvis held a public memorial for her mother in her hometown of Grafton, West Virginia.
Over the next few years, Jarvis pushed for an official recognition of the holiday, and it was increasingly celebrated in more and more states around the U.S. Finally, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation that Mother’s Day would be an official holiday, to be celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
Anna Jarvis has placed Mother’s Day on the calendar as a day dedicated to expressing love and gratitude to mothers, recognizing the sacrifices women make for their children. Therefore, each family should celebrate its own mother, so that individual women across the country could feel love, even in the midst of a wide celebration of motherhood.
Happy Mother’s Day to all every single awesome mom for your sacrifice and love.