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Julia Ward Howe and the History of Mother’s Day

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Julia Ward Howe is a poet and women’s suffragette. She is not totally responsible for the holiday of Mother’s Day, but she certainly helped plant the seeds that lead to the holiday. In the 1870’s she wrote a Proclamation that called women to join together for peace. She wanted the women of the world to […]

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When is Mother’s Day?

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Celebrations of Mother’s Day differ throughout the world but they stem from Greek springtime celebrations in honor of Rhea, Mother of the Gods.  Mother’s Day in the United States, as we know it today, was inspired by the British version and was first suggested by Julie Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the […]

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Anne Jarvis, Mother’s Day, and Your Mom

Mother and Daughter

Who is Anne Jarvis and what does she have to do with the history of Mother’s Day? Anne Jarvis, both mother and daughter, are known as the founders of the Mother’s Day holiday in the United States. Anne Jarvis is the reason Mother’s Day is a singular possessive rather than a plural possessive. Anne Jarvis […]

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Anne Jarvis-The Reason We Have Mother’s Day Now

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Mother’s Day is a nationally celebrated holiday that allows each family individually to recognize their mother, and thank her for all the sacrifices and things she does for them. So, how did this holiday come about? How did celebrating mothers become a part of our national tradition? Anne Jarvis and her daughter, also named Anne […]

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Mother’s Day Trivia

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There is a long and storied history that comes with the celebration of Mother’s Day. Here are a few of the facts that will help enlighten the holiday. Here is some Mother’s Day trivia- A call for Mother’s Day first came in 1870, by Julia Ward Howe. Howe wished for the day to be observed […]

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The History of Mother’s Day

Julia Ward Howe

You may be surprised to learn that Mother’s Day goes back many centuries. Historians have found indications that Mother’s Day celebrations began in ancient Greece. This celebration was held to honor Rhea (also known as the mother to the Gods). Throughout the 1600s the English Christians had a day of celebration for Mary, (the mother […]

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When is Mothering Sunday?

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Mothering Sunday is the British equivalent of Mother’s Day, and occurs the fourth Sunday of Lent. In the next few years, here are the dates: March 15, 2015 March 6, 2016 March 26, 2017 March 11, 2018

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