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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Historical Marker in Downtown Philadelphia

Mother's Day is a special holiday that is observed in over 40+ different countries. In the United States, its celebrated on the second Sunday during in month of May. It's a day that we celebrate motherhood, the bond between mother and child, and the influence that mothers have on modern-day society.

The Mother's Day celebration began in the United States, at the initiative of Ann Reeves Jarvis in the early 20th century. There is an official historical marker located at the intersection of Juniper and Market Streets in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the origins of the holiday.
Mother’s Day Historical Marker in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Mother's Day Historical Marker:

Founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia. First officially observed in 1908, it honored motherhood and family life at a time of rising feminist activism. An early supporter was John Wanamaker, whose store stood opposite. Mother’s Day was given federal recognition, 1914.

By: 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Some of the other countries that celebrate Mother's Day, but usually at different times of the year or month are: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

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