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Mother’s Day 2022: Know the History and Significance of This Day

In 1908, a woman called Anna Jarvis organized a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which became known as Mother's Day.

Binita Kumari
In 1941, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May as a national holiday in honor of mothers.
In 1941, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May as a national holiday in honor of mothers.

Every year on the second Sunday in May, Mother's Day is celebrated. It's a celebration of a mother's unwavering love, sacrifice, and care for her kid. The special day for mothers will be celebrated on May 8 this year.

For a child, a mother performs a range of tasks, and a remark from American author Mitch Albom perfectly captures the epitome of care and love those mothers have. "You know you're looking into the purest love on the planet when you gaze into your mother's eyes."

A mother wears several hats, from parent to sibling to best friend, and never complains. You can confront any challenge with her immense knowledge and emerge stronger. She guards you, loves you, spoils you, and molds you into a capable human being. Can you imagine what life would be like without her? It seems to be impossible. As a result, Mother's Day is celebrated to recognize mothers for all of the sacrifices they have made every day and throughout their lives.

Mother’s Day 2022: History

The first celebration of Mother's Day took place in 1908 at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia when a woman named Anna Jarvis organized a memorial service for her mother. When her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis died in 1905, she started a campaign to have Mother's Day recognized as a holiday in the United States. While her plea for the day to be declared a holiday was first denied, by 1911, states across the United States had begun to observe a holiday to honor their mothers.

Mother’s Day 2022: Significance

"I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial Mother’s Day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life," Anna Jarvis was quoted as saying in 1876 after hearing her mother recite the following prayer after teaching a Sunday School lesson.

In 1941, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May as a national holiday in honor of mothers.

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