When Did Mother's Day Really Begin?

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This is one of our favorite days to celebrate the women we love most.

 Mother's Day was declared a national holiday on May 8th, 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson.

Mother's Day was declared a national holiday on May 8th, 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson.

We are happy to share some fun facts about this most special day!

Declared a national holiday on May 8th, 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson at the urging of Anna Jarvis, it turns out the history of Mother's Day may go back into the 1800s.

It was in 1870 that Julia Ward, a well-known feminist who also wrote the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, had the idea of creating a day for women's rights. She rallied many supporters and Boston can be credited as the first city to celebrate mothers on the second Sunday of June. 

Centuries later this widely recognized holiday is now held the second Sunday in May.

We wish every mom, stepmom and grandma the most wonderful day!