Mother’s Day: Famous Moms
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day in the U.S. Variations of Mother’s Day have been celebrated at different times throughout history all over the world. The official celebration of Mother’s Day in the U.S. began in the early 20th century thanks to the efforts of a woman named Anna Jarvis.
A few years after the death of her mother, Anna was inspired to organize a day to not only honor her mother, but all mothers, for the sacrifices they make for their children. She organized the very first Mother’s Day celebration at her church in West Virginia in 1908. Following the success of the event, she made it her mission to have the holiday national recognized. In 1914, she succeeded when the U.S. Congress officially approved Mother’s Day as a national holiday. Although she was the holiday’s official champion in its inception, she loathed the commercialism that sprang from it and even lobbied to have it removed from the calendar later in life.
Nevertheless, Mother’s Day has become an exciting tradition celebrated with gifts and flowers for all mothers and motherly figures. It’s a special day for families to come together and share outpourings of love and appreciation for all the hard work our mothers have done.
What are your favorite Mother’s Day memories?
Check out some famous mothers with their children below.
Jacqueline Kennedy and her son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli
Grace Kelly and her son, Prince Albert
Marie Curie and her daughters
Princess Diana and her sons, William and Harry