Mother’s Day is a day dedicated to all the mothers around the world. This day has a special significance for the the Mothers. It is celebrated to honour and value the significance of mothers in everyone’s life. The history of Mother’s Day dates back to 1908 when the first Mother’s Day was celebrated by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia.
Some Shocking But True Facts:
The youngest mother in the history is Lina Medina aged 5 years and 7 months who gave birth to a cesarean 6 and half pound boy in Peru in the year 1939.
In the year 2003, Satyabhama Mahapatra gave birth to a boy at the age of 65. This made her the world’s oldest mother. However, the baby was conceived through artificial insemination.
November 19, 1997 was the day when Bobbi McCaughey set a record for the most surviving children out of a single birth. She gave birth to 4 boys and 3 girls at once by cesarean in the time gap of just 16 minutes.
Utah has the highest birth rate with an average of 2.5 births per woman. On the other hand, Vermont has the lowest birth rate with 1.6 births per woman on an average.
On this day, the sons and daughters show their mothers the love they have for them in various forms. It can be in the form of cards, flowers, gift cards, clothes, jewellery, cosmetics, electronic items or taking them out for dinner and many more. With an increase in the trend of online shopping and the option of home delivery available, many sons and daughters who reside overseas make it a point to send their respective mothers what they like.