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10 Facts About Mother's Day

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10 Facts About
Mother's Day 1. The date changes due to it
being held annually on
May's second Sunday. May 12 is the scheduled date
for the holiday in 2019. 2. Ancient Greece was one of the
earliest civilizations to honor mothers. 3. According to Reuters, Mother's Day sees the highest volume of phone calls than any other day of the year. 4. According to the National Restaurant Association, 87 million made restaurant reservations on Mother's Day last year, more than any other time. 5. In 2018, gift totals amounted
to $23 billion according to the
National Retail Federation. 6. Greeting cards are the
most common gift with
152 million being
delivered every year. 7. The idea was started in 1868 by activist Ann Jarvis, who wanted
to bring people together
after the Civil War. 8. 1908 was the first year
Mother's Day was
observed in the U.S. 9. It became an official federal holiday
less than a decade later in 1914. 10. Mother's Day is celebrated worldwide
at different times during the year.