10 May 1908

Mother’s Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.

Mother’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the world to honor mothers and motherhood. The day is typically observed on the second Sunday in May in the United States, but the date may vary in other countries.

The modern version of Mother’s Day originated in the United States in the early 20th century, when Anna Jarvis, a social activist and writer, campaigned for a national holiday to honor mothers. Jarvis was inspired to create the holiday by her own mother, who had worked to improve health and sanitation conditions in her community.

After years of lobbying and advocacy, Mother’s Day was officially recognized as a national holiday in the United States in 1914, and it has since spread to other countries around the world.

Today, Mother’s Day is a time for children and families to express their love and gratitude to their mothers and maternal figures. It is a day to honor the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication of mothers, and to celebrate the important role they play in shaping the lives of their children and families.