May 12, 200608:21 AMThe Life
May 12, 2006 - 08:21 AM...is the day after tomorrow. In 1907, Philadelphia resident Anna Jarvis began campaigning to establish a national Mother's Day. She persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the second Sunday of May. By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state, thanks to Ms. Jarvis. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made the official announcement proclaiming the second Sunday of May as a national holiday: Mother's Day.
In Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, South Africa and Spain, Mothers' Day takes place on the first Sunday in May, so I wished Anyuka (my wife's mother) Happy Mother's Day last week!