The idea for Mother’s Day had the American Anna Jarvis: She admired her mother very much because she always stood up for other people. Anna Jarvis’s mother died on 9 May 1905 – that was the second Sunday in May. Two years later, Anna Jarvis held a memorial service for her deceased mother. She had an idea: children should often once again thank their mothers still alive.
The idea for a solid day to say thanks to the mothers then found many great. In 1914, the then President of the USA, Woodrow Wilson, made a law. It stated that every year on the second Sunday of May, it should be a holiday in the United States. Meanwhile, this day is celebrated in many countries.