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The Origin and Meaning of Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day just round the corner, have you ever wondered about its origin?

Mother's Day is a holiday honouring motherhood that is celebrated throughout the world. It began as a memorial for Anna Jarvis, who organized a memorial for her mother in 1908. The filial daughter held a memorial in West Virginia, USA and its success led to the creation of a national holiday to honour mothers. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially declared the second Sunday of May as Mother's Day in the United States.

While specific dates, traditions, and celebrations vary, the holiday has since been adopted by many countries around the world. Although Mother’s Day is not an official public holiday in Singapore, many families, daughters, and sons celebrate Mother’s Day every year. The holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Singapore. This year 2023, Mother’s Day falls on the 14th of May.

In Singapore, it is celebrated annually to recognise and honour the contributions, sacrifices and influence of mothers in society. This day continues to be celebrated to show appreciation and gratitude towards mothers for their unwavering love, care, and support.

The holiday often involves family gatherings over a meal. While some families celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores. And others choose to express their love and affection through the language of flowers, cards, and thoughtful gifts.

The Bloom Box has a range of beautifully put together flower bouquets, floral bloom boxes and gift hamper sets to surprise your mothers and wives on Mother’s Day. Say ‘Thank You’ through the language of flowers. The best gift is one that comes unexpectedly and one that puts a smile on her face.

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Fun fact: Did you know?

More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.

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