According to the HISTORY Network, more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. In fact, phone traffic increases by 37% on this holiday alone! This makes sense because Mother’s Day is not just celebrated in the U.S., it is also recognized worldwide.
- U.K.: As early as the 16th century, the U.K. observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent a day called Mothering Sunday, when families came together to attend church.
- India: On the second Sunday of May, mothers are showered with flowers, cards, and gifts.
- Japan: Mother’s Day has since been moved to the second Sunday in May, when the Japanese load their mothers with gifts-primarily flowers.
- Thailand: Mother’s Day is observed on Aug. 12 to mark the birthday of the revered Queen Sirikit. Ceremonies and parades celebrate the dual intentions of the holiday and jasmine is considered a traditional gift.
For more Mother’s Day facts, visit the HISTORY page here.
Wikipedia discusses the history of Mother’s Day at this link.