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  • Mother's Day in USA Siiri Kütt PK-08
    • History of Mothers Day in USA is not even hundred years old. It is due to the hard work and protected struggle of a loving daughter Ms Anna Jarvis that Mothers Day was declared a national holiday by the then President of USA, President Woodrow Wilson.
    • President Wilson designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day by signing a Joint Resolution on May 8, 1914.
      • Founder of Mothers Day, Anna Jarvis is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day .
    • However, it may be noted that the idea of official celebration of Mothers Day was first given by a writer - poet, Julia Ward Howe in 1872 .
    • In USA, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, every year .
    • The day has been designated as a national holiday in America.
    • On this day, the national flag is hoisted on every house as well as on all the important buildings, to mark the auspiciousness of the day and celebrate motherhood .
    • Mother's Day is the day to pamper your mother for all what she has done for you, over the years. Emotions run high on this day, as every child makes use of the opportunity to express love and respect for his/her mother.
    • Mothers Day is celebrated in USA in a big way and has been commercialized to a great extent. It is considered as the next big day after Christmas and Valentines Day.
    • Phone lines record a heavy traffic and card sales reaches its peak. Restaurants are filled to their maximum capacity as children don't want their mothers to cook on their special day.
    Mothers Day Celebration in USA
    • At home children express love for their mother by treating their moms with breakfast in the bed or making a sumptuous lunch.
    • Tradition of gifting flowers and gifts is also rampant. More commonly gifted flowers are carnations are these are the official flower of Mothers Day. People buy red or pink carnations for the mothers who are living and place white carnations on the grave of the mothers who are dead .
    • Children also present skits, plays and song in honor of their mother. Some also make cards and gifts at home to show their gratitude for their mother.