It's a big day, so don't forget about Mom on Mother's Day!

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 6th, 2016

It’s probably all right to forget a birthday or even an anniversary.

But Mother’s Day? Not a good idea.

Sunday, all over the world, mother’s will spoiled on Mother’s Day.

In Canada Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and typically involves small celebrations and gift-giving to one’s mother, grandmother, or other important female figures in one’s family.

Celebratory practices are very similar to those of other western nations, such as Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Many people in Canada express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day was first proclaimed by Julia Ward Howe  in 1870.

Her Mother’s Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America.

She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States.

Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s.

Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it’s now celebrated all over the world.

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