Mothers Day 2012
Mothers Day 2012 will occur on Sunday, May 3. Each year, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. The Sunday celebration ensures that the family can spend a relaxing Sunday together and can forget about the stresses of work. Mothers Day is nationally recognized in the United States as a day to celebrate mothers and their contributions to the household. The importance of mothers tends to be forgotten on a day-to-day basis, and Mothers Day is an opportunity for children to reflect on the importance of their mothers and to pay respect to the them. Great gift ideas Like Fathers Day 2012, Mothers Day will also cause a big boost in consumer spending. Americans spend millions of dollars on flowers, cards, and other gifts for their mothers. In fact, Mothers Day 2012 will be one of the most commercialized holidays in the United States this year. Also, restaurants experience a boom in business during this holiday, as it is common for children and husbands to take the mother of the household to dinner to honor her and show gratitude for all that she does. With this holiday fast approaching, now is a good time to start making plans to make the day a special day for your mom. Mothers Day also has an interesting history. In 1908, a lady by the name of Anne Jarvis introduced the idea of the holiday. Anne Jarvis lived in West Virginia and she began the tradition of celebrating mothers on the second Sunday of May. However, it wasn’t made official until President Woodrow Wilson signed a law stating that the day would be nationally recognized.