African Arts & Culture Development Company Ltd (AACD – AFRICAN MARKET) say AYEKOO to ALL OUR MOTHERS. A heathy Mother makes a happy family.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MOTHERS DAY:
The history of Mother’s Day started with peacemaker Ann Jarvis. During and following the Civil War, Ann Jarvis made a concerted effort to foster friendship and community between the mothers on both sides of the war and also to teach local women how to properly care for their children.
She started a committee in 1868 which established the first glimmer of today’s holiday: “Mother’s Friendship Day.”
After Anna Jarvis successfully held her first Mother’s Day, she sought to make it a national celebration.
After years of lobbying, she finally got the attention of President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. He proclaimed that the second Sunday in May, no matter what the date, would belong to moms across the nation.
Later, Anna Jarvis ended up hating Mother’s Day not because she never got to celebrate it herself but soon after President Wilson declared Mother’s Day a national holiday, it became insanely commercialized (like it is today). Anna Jarvis actually campaigned to have Mother’s Day rescinded. She failed at that effort and was committed to a sanitarium instead in the 1940s. Anna Jarvis, though she founded the modern American concept of Mother’s Day, remained unmarried and childless throughout her entire life.