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Mother's Day

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Did you know that Mothers Day was first observed on the second Sunday of May in 1907. It was observed at the request of Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia. As a child, Anna herd her mother say in a Sunday school lesson that she hoped there would some day be a special day for mothers. Their are many days for men, but nun for mothers" she said. After her mothers' death, Anna work hard to start a national holiday for all mothers.

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Did you know that Mother's Day was first observed on the second Sunday of May in 1907? It was observed at the request of Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia. As a child, Anna heard her mother say in a Sunday school lesson that she hoped there would someday be a special day for mothers. " There are many days for men, but none for mothers," she said. After her mother's death, Anna worked hard to start a national holiday for all mothers.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2005 Education World

05/2005