Mother’s Day Event Fort Lauderdale
Mother’s Day in Fort Lauderdale this weekend ha several exciting events in Fort Lauderdale. The main must attend venue is the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. I have written about this event in Fort Lauderdale here. However, lest we never forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day in America and many is celebrated in many other parts of the world.
With this in mind I thought I might provide you with a few tidbits about celebration:
- Mother’s Day is celebrated worldwide in the months of March or May.
- In the USA, the celebration began in the early 20th century
- After many attempts, first commencing in 1905, Mother’s Day was observed by all states( 46 at the time) in 1911
- President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national holiday the second Sunday in May
- The celebration was started by Anna Jarvis in memory of her mother in the state of West Virginia
- Hallmark Cards began selling this holiday card in the 1920’s.
International facts about this celebratory yearly event include
- Many Mother;s Days celebration are celebrated on days of historical significance, For example, in the country of Bolivia Mother’s Day is the date which women fought, May 27
- Mothering Sunday falls on the 4th Sunday of Lent in the United Kingdom
- Egypt first began celebrating this holiday in 1958; the remaining Arab states followed suit soon after.
- Downunder in Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday in May. Traditionally, a chrysanthemum is given to mothers for Mother’s Day, men where this flower in their lapels. The same tradition is practiced in China with carnations.
- Brazilians also celebrate this event. In the year 1947, the Cardinal-Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro at the time decided that this holiday would be included in the official calendar of the Catholic Church.
- North of us in Canada, the second Sunday in May is deemed Mother’s Day. However it is not a public holiday.
In conclusion, wherever you are this weekend, have fun and enjoy the festivities! See you next week