In the United States, Mother’s Day is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, and a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
Did You Know?
- Mother’s Day is 100 years old today!
- Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday, after Christmas and then Easter.
- The carnation is the special flower for Mother’s Day. Tradition calls for wearing a red one if one’s mother is alive, and white if she has died.
- Mother’s Day is the third biggest day of the year for sending cards.
- Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
- There are more phone calls made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year. An AT&T survey estimated that 122.5 million phone calls to Mom are made on Mother’s Day.
- The National Retail Foundation estimates that Americans will spend more than $14 billion a year on Mother’s Day.
- Mr. Roger’s mom knit him many of the sweaters he wore on the set of his popular children’s television show.
Rose Kennedy once said:
“I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty, but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world, and one that demanded the best that I could bring it.”
It looks like Clay Aiken did his Mother’s Day shopping early. According to the owner of Ennobra Bloom Boutique, Clay picked up a special “something” for his mom while he was out meeting and greeting the people of the 2nd Congressional District in North Carolina.
In 2004, Clay Aiken talked about his mom to WRAL. It is fun to go back 10 years and see the love that Clay and his mom share for each other.
Wishes a special Happy Mother’s Day to each of you!
May your day be filled with lots of fun,
Lots of family time,
and lots of love!