International Mothers Day Facts

    1. First celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, who wanted to honor her mother with a memorial.
    2. She trademarked Mothers Day and trademarked the Second Sunday of May.
    3. It became a national holiday in 1914 in USA
    4. Approx 112 million phone calls are made in the USA alone.
    5. Sales for flowers increase by 40% on Mothers Day
    6. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. While in India a woman called Satyabhama Mahapatra was the oldest woman to give birth at the age of 65.
  3. August is the month when most babies are born.
  4. There more phone calls made on Mothers Day than there are in the year.
  5. The highest recorded number of children born to one mother is a staggering 69.
  6. In most countries and languages, the word for mother begins with an M.
  7. The most common flower used on Mothers Day is the coronation.
  8. Mothers Day is celebrated in over 50 countries across the world.

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