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When is Mother’s Day?

When is Mother’s Day?

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 …[Continue]

Anne Jarvis, Mother’s Day, and Your Mom

Anne Jarvis, Mother’s Day, and Your Mom

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 …[Continue]

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

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

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 …[Continue]

Mother’s Day Trivia

Mother’s Day Trivia

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 …[Continue]

The History of Mother’s Day

The History of Mother’s Day

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). …[Continue]

When is Mothering Sunday?

When is Mothering Sunday?

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…[Continue]