When is Mother's Day? Here are Mother's Day dates, history, poems, quotes, and recipes to honor dear mom!
- Before you leave this page, know your history of Mother's Day.
- Here's an easy Strawberry Crepes recipe to make mom for breakfast or dessert.
Mother's Day Dates
Mother's Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Come together to honor the women who raised the us—and all the mothers who sacrificed for their children.
|2012||Sunday, May 13|
|2013||Sunday, May 12|
|2014||Sunday, May 11|
|2015||Sunday, May 10|
Mother's Day History
Although the custom of setting aside a day to honor mothers has ancient roots, our observance of Mother's Day originated in 1907 with the efforts of a devoted daughter, Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia, who conceived the idea of an annual nationwide celebration.
The public and the press quickly embraced the idea, and villages, towns, cities, and states soon began unofficial Mother's Day observances.
On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May Mother's Day, and within a few years, the idea gained worldwide prominence.
The day is now characterized by gift giving, sending greeting cards and flowers, and giving mother a "day off" by taking the family out to eat.
Mother's Day Recipes
Sweets for the sweet! Bake mom a truly delicious (and better than boxed) Chocolate Mousse Cake.
Or, leave her a basket Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze. She's the sweet and the tang in your life.
Go all out and make mom one of our most famous recipes, Mother's Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings. This authentic recipe was passed down through a grandmother who grew up in the hills of Tennessee.
Mother's Day Quotes
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
–Hubert Humphrey, American politician
The greatest love is a mother's; Then comes a dog's, then comes a sweetheart's.
In the eyes of its mother, every turkey is a swan.
What good fathers and mother instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
–Benjamin Spock, American physician (1903–98)
The daughter of a good mother will be the mother of a good daughter.
A Mother's Day Poem
Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.
–by Christina Rossetti (1839–94)