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Mother's Day RecipesMotherís Day is a special day set aside to honor motherhood. Motherís Day is on the second Sunday in May every year. It was first observed in1908, was later recognized officially by Congress and the President in 1914.

Many people follow the tradition on wearing a carnation on Motherís Day. A colored carnation means that the personís mother is living; a white carnation means that their mother has passed away.

Who is credited with starting Motherís Day? Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948), born in Grafton, WV.

In 1872, Julia Ward Howe was the first person to make the suggestion for a ďMother's DayĒ in the United States. She suggested that people observe June 2 as a day dedicated to peace. For several years, she held an annual Mother's Day meeting in Boston. Mary Towles Sasseen, a Kentucky schoolteacher, started conducting Mother's Day celebrations in 1887. Then, Frank E. Hering of South Bend, Ind., launched a campaign for the observance of Mother's Day in 1904.

Three years later, Anna Jarvis of Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia, began a campaign for a nationwide observance of Mother's Day. She chose the second Sunday in May, and began the custom of wearing a carnation. On May 10, 1908, churches in Grafton and Philadelphia held Mother's Day celebrations. The service at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton honored the memory of Anna Jarvis' own mother, Mrs. Anna Reeves Jarvis.

So, on this Motherís Day, buy some flowers, a card, and make someone that special someone a tasty treat from your Motherís Day Recipe Collection!

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