Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

In America, setting aside a special day to remember and honor mothers began around 1870. Mother’s Day First Celebrated on June 2nd About five years after the Civil War ended, Julia Ward Howe wanted a day set aside to celebrate mothers and peace. Mother’s Day was first celebrated on June 2nd. Eighteen American cities celebrated Mother’s Day in 1873, but it didn’t become an annual celebration. Women’s Group in West   Virginia Anna Reeves Jarvis took Julia’s idea and began a women’s group. Anna wanted to gather families and friends who had been separated by the Civil War, so she and her friends started what they called Mother’s Friendship Day. Mother’s Day Becomes a Tradtion After Anna died, her daughter, Anna M....

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