- Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, who wanted to honour her mother with a memorial.
- She trademarked Mother’s Day and trademarked the Second Sunday of May.
- It became a national holiday in 1914 in USA.
- Approx 112 million phone calls are made to Mums on this day, in the USA alone.
- In fact, more phone calls are made on Mothers Day, than any other day of the year.
- Sales for flowers increase by 40% on Mother’s Day.
- 69% of Brits have admitted to missing at least one Mother’s Day call while 20% have confessed to missing it more than five times.
- The youngest mother on record was Linda Medina; she was 5 years and 7 months old and delivered a 6 and 1/2 pound baby.
- While in India a woman called Satyabhama Mahapatra was the oldest woman to give birth naturally at the age of 65.
- August is the month when most babies are born.
- The highest recorded number of children born to one mother is a staggering 69.
- In most countries and languages, the word for mother begins with an M.
- The most common flower used on Mothers Day is the carnation.
- Mother’s Day is celebrated in over 50 countries across the world.
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