Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate mothers and what they do for their families and society. It is celebrated on different days in different parts of the world. In more than 50 countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. The American Mother’s Day was first started in 1908 by Anna Jarvis. The day became an official American holiday in 1914.

Although Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days around the world, it is common in many countries to give mothers flowers, cards, and gifts. Also, traditionally on this day, children around the world cook and clean for their mother, so she doesn’t have to do housework and might even get breakfast in bed! Mother’s Day has become very commercial though.

In 2014, it is estimated that Americans spent about $20 billion on Mother’s Day. About $2 billion of that was spent on flowers alone. Will you celebrate Mother’s Day this year? If yes, what do you plan to do? A recent survey said most mothers would prefer a handmade gift! It is not a bad idea, is it?