As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend and reflect on our blessings, let’s take a look at some unknown facts about this wonderful holiday celebrating our Moms.
- Mother’s Day does not fall on the same date each year. Independence Day is always on the fourth day of July. Christmas is always on the 25th day, but Mother’s Day is recognized annually on the second Sunday of the month of May. This year it will be on May 10th, varying year to year.
- Florists love Mother’s Day as it is the third highest selling holiday for flowers and plants. Many believe Valentine’s Day is the highest, but after the winter holidays celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah, more consumers buy flowers and plants for their moms on Mother’s Day than any other holiday.
- Other than this year, 2020, as most restaurants are closed, Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants. In 2018, as stated by the National Restaurant Association, about 87 million adults made plans to go to a restaurant for Mother’s Day.
- The name “Mom” comes from babies themselves. The first thing a baby can enunciate is the ‘ma’ sound, which is why in nearly every language the word for mom begins with the letter ‘M’ or is some variation of the ‘ma’ sound.
- This Mother’s Day will be the busiest day of the year for phone calls in the U.S., though in recent years the day after Thanksgiving has been a close runner-up. However, more calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. Conversations with mom cause phone traffic to spike as much as 37%, to about 122 million calls in total.
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