Read about Mother's Day Facts, Trivias and
Mother's Day Trivias
Mother's Day is one of the best ways to make every mom feel special,
loved and cared for. A day dedicated to motherhood, it gives a child
umpteen opportunity to express to his/her mom, as to how special and
precious she is for him/her. However, did you know that there are
numerous fun facts that are associated with the day? If no, then this
would be the best way to surprise your mom on Mother's Day. Narrate to
her some astonishing facts that she would not have known otherwise. To
know about the various facts, trivia and traditions of Mother's Day,
read through the following lines.
Mother's Day Trivia
- The names of Chinese family often begin with a sign that means "mother".
It's a nice way of honoring their moms, since a long time.
- The ancient Greeks celebrated Mother's Day in spring, like we do.
They used to honor Rhea, "mother of the gods" with
honey-cakes and fine drinks and flowers at dawn.
- Mother Shipton was a Prophetess in Britain, 500 years ago. She
could see the future and predicted that another Queen Elizabeth
would sit on the throne of England. (QE II)
- Japan's Imperial family traces their descent from Omikami
Amaterasu, the Mother of the World.
- Julia Ward Howe wrote the Battle Hymm of the Republic and was a
staunch fighter for women's rights. She staged an unusual protest
for peace in Boston, by celebrating a special day for mothers. Julia
wanted to call attention to the need for peace by pointing out
mothers who were left alone in the world without their sons and
husbands after the bloody Franco-Prussian War.
- Hindu scripture credits the Great Mother, Kali Ma, with the
invention of writing through alphabets, pictographs and beautiful
- Mother Goose is one of the most popular of all children's
entertainers. Her books and stories have been loved for many
- Native American Indian women have long been honored with the
name, "Life of the Nation" for their gift of motherhood to
- Ancient Egyptians believed that "Bast" was the mother
of all cats on Earth, and that cats were sacred animals.
- Buddha honored mothers when he said, "As a mother, even at
the risk of her own life, loves and protects her child, so let a man
cultivate love without measure toward the whole world."
- In the Bible, Eve is credited with being the "Mother of All
- During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering
Sunday." Servants would go home to see their families, bringing
cakes and sweets to their moms. This custom was called "going
a-mothering". Each mother would recieve a simnel-cake (Latin
for "fine flour) and mother's would give a blessing to their
- Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about
the official observance of Mother's Day in the United states. Her
mother died, and Anna wanted all mothers to be remembered. She asked
that white carnations be the official mother's day symbol. In 1914,
President Woodrow Wilson signed the orders that made Mother's Day a
- Just nine years later, Anna filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop
the over- commercialization of Mother's Day. She lost her fight.
Now, cards, letters, candy and dinners out mark Mother's Day for
most families. Anna had hoped for a day of reflection and quiet
prayer by families, thanking God for all that mothers had done.
- Mother Earth is also known as "Terra Firma". That title
is a Latin translation of some lines from one of the Greek poet,
Homer's, greatest poems.
- In Yugoslavia on "Materitse," "Materice," or
Mother's Day, the children tie up their mother, releasing her only
when she has paid them with sweets or other goodies.
- In France children Mother's Day is refered to as Fete des Meres.
It provides children and adults to honour their mothers and give her
gifts and treats. Mother's Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in
May. It is treated more like a family birthday. Everyone in the
family gathers for a special meal.
- In Europe, people on Mother's Day honor their mothers as well as
the church. They respect the "Mother Church" - the
spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm.
The church festival got blended with the Mothering Sunday
- In Spain Mother's Day is celebrated on 8th December. It is
closely associated with Mother Mary - the mother of Jesus. On this
children send special cards, chocolates, flowers and other presents
to their mothers. But many children make their own presents for
- In Sweden Mother's Day is on the last Sunday in May and is a
family holiday. The Swedish Red Cross sells small plastic flowers on
the days leading up to Mother's Day. The money raised from the sale
of the flowers is used to help needy mothers and their children.