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Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 Mother's Day Sunday May 13,2018

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society

 It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International  Mother's Day Shrine

In 1908, the US Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother's Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day"
However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all U.S. states observed the holiday,with some of them officially recognizing Mother's Day as a local holiday(the first being West Virginia, Jarvis' home state, in 1910)
In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers

In India it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May

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