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Celebrations honoring moms have been around for centuries, dating as far back as 6000 B.C. in Greece, though the modern day U.S. celebration is not directly related. Ours is linked to the “Mother’s Day Proclamation” written by Julia Ward Howe in 1870, but social activist Anna Jarvis is thought to be the mother of this tradition.

In 1868, Jarvis created a committee to establish “Mother’s Friendship Day” as a way to reunite loved ones divided during the Civil War, but she died in 1905 before the holiday became official. Her idea was continued by her daughter Anna Marie and the holiday was established in 1908, a day originally intended to be full of reflection and quiet prayer.