This weekend we celebrate Mother's Day and there is no shortage of events taking place all over Calgary to honor our moms. Click on this link below to see and pick all the various events you can peruse to celebrate your moms and families.
Ever wondered how Mother's Day began? A woman by the name of Anna Jarvis started to campaign in the States in 1905 to create a national holiday to honor all mothers after the death of her own mom that same year. Because her mom was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers in the American Civil War, she wanted to honor her mom and all moms because they did more for their children than anyone else. After some obstacles with the US Congress, the first Mother's Day was celebrated in 1908. By 1911, all US States celebrated Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. Though Jarvis was behind the creation of this day of commemoration, she never liked the vast commercialization of it and protested the way the holiday went. By the early 1920's, Hallmark started creating cards and suggesting gifts to purchase to celebrate moms and well, the rest as they say, is history!
Let us know if there is an event on this list above that you'll be attending with your mom, or perhaps you discovered something else to do. Either way, we wish you all a fantastic day celebrating the matriarch's in your families and lives, especially the ones who are no longer here with us. To all moms of all creatures, we salute you!