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Monday, March 11, 2013

10 Interesting Facts About Mother’s Day 2013!

When Anna Jarvis’ mother died on the second Sunday of May in 1905, she was devastated. Two years later, on May 12, 1907, after her mother’s death, Anna held a memorial to honour her mother and thereafter embarked upon a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognised holiday across the US. Several years later, she succeeded in making this a nationwide occasion in 1914.
Today, most of the UK celebrates Mother’s Day. And as the nation says a collective thank you to their Mums, we thought this would be a good time to share 10 Mothering Sunday facts:
• There are 84 million mom’s in the U.S.
• 69% of Brits have admitted to missing at least one Mother’s Day, while as many as one in five (20%) have confessed to missing it more than five times.
• The youngest mother on record was Lina Medina, who delivered a 6½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at the age of 5 years and 7 months.
• About 4 million women will have babies this year.

• August is the most popular month in which to have a baby.
• Last year flowers were more popular than Mother’s Day gifts and cards.
• There are more phone calls made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year.
• The number of people calling their moms on Mother’s Day has declined in recent years due to e-mail and other electronic means of communication.
• Mother’s Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday.
• Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.


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