This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Mother’s Day. Cards and flowers are nice, but you know what will really impress Mom? Trivia about the holiday! Well, not really?but be sure to share these links with her:
How It All Began
What do pacifism and worker’s rights have to do with Mother’s Day? The National Women’s History Project explains the history of the holiday?and the three women who inspired it.
For the Brits
If you’ve ever been confused about why your UK friends celebrate Mother’s Day earlier in the spring, this quick history will bring you up to date. The Week also explains some unique Mother’s Day customs you may never have heard of.
At the end of her life, Anna Jarvis, the woman whodunnits’d done so much to make Mother’s Day a national phenomenon, publicly disowned it. Disgusted with the commercialism that now surrounded the holiday, she even ?actively lobbied the government to see it removed from the calendar.?
Did you know that Pandas usually give birth to two cubs?and only raise one? That hamsters are cannibalistic? National Geographic explains which animal moms are probably not in the running for Mother of the Year.