Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up May 12th. The history of Mother’s Day in the US goes back to 1908 eventually becoming an official holiday in 1914. Here are a few fun facts about Mother’s Day:

More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day in the year.

Many of Mr.Rogers iconic sweaters were knit by his mother.

Approximately one quarter of all flowers purchased in a year are purchased for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day was intended to be a holiday to honor mothers individually as opposed to collectively. Therefore the apostrophe is before the “s”, making it singular possessive and not plural possessive.

Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world after Christmas and Easter.


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