~ The modern version of Mother’s Day in the United States, was first observed in 1907.
~ 55 percent of 15- to 44-year-olds are mothers.
~ 4.3 million women have babies each year. Of this number, about 450,000 are teens, and more than 100,000 are age 40 or over.
~ Tuesday is the most popular day of the week on which to have a baby.
~ The earliest celebration honoring mothers dates back to the annual spring festival of ancient Greece dedicated to Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.
~ In the former Yugoslavia, on the second Sunday before Christmas, children creep in and tie their mother’s feet to a chair, shouting ‘Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day, what will you pay to get away?’ Surprisingly, she then gives them presents!
~ In the UK, Mother’s day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday in Lent, but in other countries around the world, it is celebrated at different times.
~ Mother’s Day is known as Muttertag, La Festa della Mamma, Mothering Sunday, Fête des Mères and Día de las Madres.