'Mother' is a very special part of any living being's life. And, Mother's Day is an equally special day to treat your mother in an extra special way. The concept of officially celebrating motherhood with a special day is an interesting one. However, more interesting is what makes Mother's Day so special and the facts behind the celebration. It does not matter how famous or big you are in your life, everyone's mothers is special for him or her. Mother is always loving and caring towards her child. Here is a collection of amazing Mother's Day trivia. These important trivia will come in very handy if you are anchoring a Mother's Day quiz show and can be used as interesting trivia to surprise the audience. Also, use them to amaze your friends on a Mother's Day dinner or brunch program hosted in your mother's honor. You will find that most of these Mother's Day trivia are hard to believe yet true.
Mother's Day Trivia
This write up contains some interesting facts & trivia on mothers. To make the Mother's Day extra special, here are some more exciting information on mothers.
Interesting Facts On Mothers
- The first Mother's Day observance was a church service in 1908 requested by Anna Jarvis (never became a mother), of Philadelphia, to honor her deceased mother.
- Rosa Parks was the mother of bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that launched the Civil Rights Movement.
- Julia Ward Howe staged an unusual protest for peace in Boston, by celebrating a special day for mothers. She wanted to call attention to the need for peace by pointing out mothers who were left alone in the world without their sons and husbands after the bloody Franco-Prussian War.
- Mother Shipton was a Prophetess in Britain 500 years ago. She could see the future, and predicted that another Queen Elizabeth would sit on the throne of England. (QE II)
- Mother's Day is now celebrated in many countries around the world. Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Russia, China, Thailand, all have special celebrations to honor Mothers, but not in the same way or on the same day as the United States.
- Eve is credited with being the "Mother of All the Living", in the Bible,
- Mother Goose is one of the most popular of all children's entertainers. Her books and stories have been loved for many generations.
- 52 % of the words for mother in the material have ma/me/mo or na/ne/no in the root syllable poems.
- In the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother" begins with the letter M.
- The Egyptians honored the goddess Isis in a similar holiday.
- Catholics have a special day for honoring the Virgin Mary.
- The British celebrated a similar holiday, called Mothering Sunday.
- Japan's Imperial families trace their ancestry to Omikami Amaterasu, the Mother of the World.
You can also turn these facts into adorable gift items by handwriting or printing a few of them on decorative paper and gifting it along with other presents. Enjoy reading these Mother's Day fun facts with your mother and surprise her.