Mother's Day

What is Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is the date when mothers from all over the world are honored. Its origin, as we know it today, dates back to 1865, when poet and activist Julia Ward Howe organized several religious demonstrations and celebrations, in which mothers who were victims of the Civil War took part. She was the one who later proposed celebrating a day in their honor. Meanwhile, another activist, Ann Jarvis, decided to bring mothers together in the state of Virginia to exchange views on various current events. In 1905, Jarvis died, after which her daughter decided to commemorate her death on the second Sunday in May. Two years later, in 1907, she organized a campaign to have this date officially recognized in the United States as Mother's Day, which was done in 1914, with the signature of President Woodrow Wilson.

When is Mother's Day in Spain?

In Spain, Mother's Day is observed on the first Sunday in May. This date was decided after Woodrow Wilson's official declaration in the United States, since, until then, it had been observed on December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception). It was the confirmation of the 28th President of the United States, as we mentioned, that caused the two holidays to be separated, which was done in 1965.

What gifts can be given on Mother's Day?

There are many gifts that can be given on Mother's Day. Some choose a bouquet (roses, lilies, etc.), others opt for a basket with their favorite products, others go with a book or clothing (shirts, sweaters, etc.), and some choose to make mothers breakfast in bed with a greeting card and a small, personalized or handmade gift (cup, t-shirt, etc.). 
Illustration of a gift

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