Sunday, May 8, 2011

History of Mothers Day

In the United States, Mother's Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother's Day recognizes mothers  motherhood in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.
Although many Mothers Day celebrations around the world have different origins and traditions, most have now been influenced by the American traditions

The holiday was declared officially by the state of West Virginia in 1910, and the rest of states followed quickly. On May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day and requesting a proclamation. On May 9, 1914 President Wilson  issued a proclamation declaring the first national Mother's Day. In 1934, U.S. President Roosevelt  approved a stamp commemorating the holiday

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