Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day. This is the day to thank your mother for all the hard work, dedication, love, and commitment she has given you throughout your life to make you the person you are today.
SEIU Healthcare represents tens of thousands of women who work hard helping patients, clients and residents. Many of them are also strong mothers who spend their lives caring for their children.
Mother’s Day is a big holiday. It’s not just celebrated in Canada and the United States. It’s celebrated in over 180 countries across the world in every continent.
The national effort to create Mother’s Day began in the early 1900s by a woman named Anna Jarvis. Anna’s mother was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. Anna wanted to honour her mother by setting aside a day to honour all mothers. She believed they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”
By 1911 all US states began to observe the day. In 1914, President Woodrow made Mother’s Day a National Holiday to honor mothers. Mother’s Day was adopted by other countries, and it is now celebrated all over the world.