Mother’s Day isn’t a single celebration. Instead, it can refer to a wide range of celebrations in a wide range of regions, including some that have existed for centuries and centuries but have been renamed as such in more recent times. One excellent example would be Mothering Sunday, which has been celebrated on the fourth Sunday in the British Isles since medieval times. Historically speaking, people would visit their mother church on said occasion. However, the establishment of the U.S. version of Mother’s Day has brought about a revival as well as a change in emphasis.
Your mother would probably prefer you celebrate her every day of the year, but in 2021 you’ll be showering her with love and appreciation on March 14th. Show your mom how much you care by impressing her with some fun facts about the history and first celebration of Mother’s Day, like these.
It’s a fact; pregnancy changes the body. You can leave a lasting impression, and no we are not talking about stretch marks! Your mother carries pieces of you for decades. It is called microchimerism.
While you were developing in the womb, your cells blended with your mothers after it traveled through the placenta. The two cells that mixed are called immune and mesenchymal cells.
The immune cells are important because it ensures that a mother’s immune system won’t reject the fetus. Yes, we’re talking about you!
Scientists believe that mesenchymal cells play a huge part in regeneration. There is still more research to be done on what else it can do for the human body.
You’ve been in love with your mother’s voice before you were even born. A study conducted by Queen’s University in Canada showed that fetuses heart rate increased significantly compared to a voice of a stranger, even their fathers.
The word ‘Mama’
Did you know that both languages, Mandarin and Spanish use the word, mama? Not only that but “ma” is used in Punjabi, and me in Vietnamese. You see, the first thing a baby vocalizes is “ma”. It’s no wonder there’s no language barrier when talking about your mother. Now, this is what we call universal!
Some interesting facts about Mother’s Day
- One of the earliest Mother’s Day celebrations was in Ancient Greece. The Greek would have spring celebrations in honor of Rhea, the goddess of fertility, motherhood, and generation.
- There are about 2 billion moms in the world.
- There are about 122.5 million phone calls on Mother’s Day, making it one of the busiest phone days of the year.
- There are about 152 million Mother’s Day cards sent every year.
- Approximately $14 billion dollars is spent on Mother’s Day.
- More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother’s Day than for any other holiday except Christmas.
- Carnations are the most popular flowers for Mother’s Day.
- Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world:Albeit on different days. But in addition to the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Samoa, Georgia, Australia, and Thailand all have designated celebrations to honour their country’s mothers.