Credit for the Mother's Day holiday in the United States is attributed to Ms. Anna Jarvis, who dedicated most of her life to promoting the holiday.
Her inspiration was her own mother's untiring dedication to raise eleven children. On the second anniversary of her mother's death, the second Sunday in May, Ms. Jarvis convinced her mother's parish in West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day. She decorated the church with her mother's favorite flowers, white carnations to symbolize the sweetness, purity and endurance of a mother's love.
Following this first success, Ms. Jarvis and her supporters continued their efforts by writing politicians, businessmen, and ministers. In 1910, West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother's Day. A year later, almost every other state in the union observed it as well. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially declared the Mother's Day holiday as the second Sunday in May.
To all the moms, I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day!