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Celebrating Mother's Day

Mother's Day has been celebrated for the last 100 years, but it didn't start off as a day for brunches and flowers. Mother's Day originated as a day to improve sanitary conditions and lower infant mortality in the 1850s.

This holiday evolved to become a day to celebrate mothers and thank them for all that they do. Mother's Day became an official federal holiday when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill in 1914 that set aside the second Sunday in May for the holiday. Impress your mom with the history of the holiday, and watch these videos for ideas on how to show your mother how much you appreciate her. Hint: There's more you can do for mom than buying her a floral bouquet.

Written by Curiosity Staff May 9, 2014

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