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Did you know that Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the England since the early 16th century? Did you know that motherhood celebrations can be traced back to ancient Greek festivities in honor of Rhea "the mother of gods"? Read our fun facts sheets they cover a range of topics, you will discover new fun facts and trivia about many interesting subjects!

Fun Fact 1: What is Mother's Day? Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday is the day on which mothers and motherhood are honored. The day is celebrated all over the world although not on the same date

Fun Fact 2: When is Mother's Day? Most countries including America, Canada and Australia celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. Mothering Sunday in England and Ireland is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent

Fun Fact 3: Mother's Day is a day of celebration and thanks, people show appreciation to mothers for the love and support that they give us and to look back remember special times together

Fun Fact 4: The first Mother's day celebration in America was on May 12, 1907. When Anna Jarvis from West Virginia honoured her mother two years after she had died, after her ceremony she decided to campaign for a special mothering tribute day

Fun Fact 5: Anna Jarvis became founder and active campaigner for an annual "Mother's Day" holiday in the U.S. Her campaign succeeded and 28th President of America President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed May 9, 1914 as the first official U.S. Mother's Day

Fun Fact 6: U.S. Mother's Day founder Anna Jarvis became disappointed at how commercial the celebration had become - she spent many years trying to ban the holiday that she had worked hard to create!

Fun Fact 7: During the 1920s the flower the white carnation became a popular gift item for mothers; they were said to represent the purity of a motherís love

Fun Fact 8: Experts suggest that in England centuries ago, young servant girls would travel home around the time of Lent; it was one of the few days in the year that families would be reunited

Fun Fact 9: Daughters would bake their mothers a gift of a traditional simnel cake. If the cake stayed tasty and moist until Easter Sunday, the daughter was considered to be a good cook!

Fun Fact 10: Mother's Day is a very busy time for florists, sales increase by around 40%; however Valentines Day is a more popular time for people to buy flowers and surprisingly so is Christmas!

Fun Fact 11: Buying Mom garden plants or house plants is a popular gift option; this probably accounts lower than expected sales figures

Fun Fact 12: Motherís Day is one of the most popular days of the year for eating out; statistics show that 6 out of 10 Americans will go to a restaurant for dinner on Motherís Day

Fun Fact 13: So, what do I get mom for Mother's day? Popular gift and present ideas include; flowers, perfume, bath products, chocolates, books, body lotions and treats

Fun Fact 14: What can I make mom for Mother's Day for free? Sometimes home crafted items can have more personal value, spoil mom with a home made late morning brunch or afternoon tea and cake

Fun Fact 15: More home crafting ideas! Why not find some special photos to frame or craft together a book of special messages, pictures, quotes and poems - the time and thought you put into this gift is sure to be treasured for years to come!

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