Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May. Mother’s Day in 2021 is on Sunday, the 9th of May. Do not forget to give your mother a gift, send a card, take her out for dinner or buy her some nice flowers to show her how special she is.

Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday, but it is a day to celebrate motherhood and show appreciation for mothers, including (great-)grandmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers, and other mother figures.  The special day goes way back: the modern holiday was first celebrated in 1908. Anna Marie Jarvis was the founder of this holiday in the United States.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.  The holiday quickly drew the attention of merchants hoping to cash in on Mother’s Day sales and before long, Jarvis began speaking out on the commercialization of the holiday, saying it was meant to honor the contribution of mothers and not fatten the wallets of businessmen.

In these times, it is good to connect with your family, especially your mother.