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What Day Was Mother’s Day in 2016?
Mother’s Day is an annual commemoration of mothers worldwide, usually observed between March and May each year.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in May. This day serves to honor mothers but can also honor other women in your life such as grandmothers or great-grandmothers.
History of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day began as a memorial service held in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908 by Anna Jarvis to honor her mother. Subsequently, Jarvis spearheaded an initiative to make “Mother’s Day” an official national holiday; President Woodrow Wilson eventually declared the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day.
At first, the day wasn’t widely observed or even recognized as a national holiday by most American governments. Nowadays, however, it has become a widely observed public holiday across many countries and observed on various dates throughout the year.
Mother’s Day is often marked by families coming together to spend quality time together – usually with their mom or mother-figure. Activities could include visiting a park, going out for lunch, or having a homecooked meal as a special treat for everyone.
On this day, it is traditional to present mothers with gifts or cards. Common items include flowers, candy, chocolates, gift cards and other tokens of affection that mark this as a special day.
On this day, many Americans enjoy a family brunch or have their mothers over for dinner. This practice is especially prevalent among younger families who may not have enough money to eat out on other days of the year.
As Mother’s Day has grown in popularity, it has also become a lucrative commercial endeavor. Companies such as Hallmark – with an established presence in America – are now marketing gifts and cards specifically targeted towards this special day.
Mother’s Day has evolved into a more commercial event, with shoppers buying gifts and cards for their moms. This shift away from the more personal and spiritual approach of early Mother’s Days marks an evolution in this regard.
Mother’s Day has become increasingly commercialized, yet it remains a significant holiday in the United States. Estimates suggest that more than 325 million people around the world observe Mother’s Day annually.
In 2016, many celebrities sent their love and best wishes to their mother’s on social media, such as Victoria Beckham and Elizabeth Hurley. Other well-known stars who wished their moms a joyful Mother’s Day included Kristin Cavallari and Zachary Quinto.
Mothers are essential figures in a child’s development and should be celebrated on any special occasion. The best way to show your appreciation for them on Mother’s Day is by spending quality time with her.
She can express your affection in many ways, such as visiting her favorite restaurant, taking her out for a special meal, or having her stay at your house and having breakfast in bed.
It’s essential to remember that many of our favorite movies feature families celebrating Mother’s Day together. Many popular adaptations for the big screen have all featured this tradition, including classics such as “The Parent Trap” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.