Mother's Day Trivia Quiz
Who was the US President who officially created the holiday in 1914?
- Woodrow Wilson?s presidential Mother?s Day proclamation set up the second Sunday in May as the official date of the holiday.
What is Mother?s Day called in the UK?
- Countries all over the world celebrate a form of Mother?s Day, but many have slightly different names for these holidays, including Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom.
How does Mother?s Day rank for the percentage of flowers or plants that are sold?
- Around one-quarter of plant or flower purchases for the entire year take place around Mother?s Day, ranking just after Christmas and Hannukkah.
Approximately how many Mother?s Day cards are sent every year?
- Every year, about 152 million cards are sent for Mother?s Day to celebrate with family members.
What flower is associated with Mother?s Day?
- Carnations are the official flower of Mother?s Day, with pink ones signifying gratitude, light red showing admiration, and dark red carnations revealing love and affection. White carnations are to symbolize mothers who have passed on.
Which of the following is true about Mother?s Day?
- Within the United States, Mother?s Day is always on the second Sunday in May, so its date changes annually.
Who wrote the Mother?s Day Proclamation in 1870?
- Poet and activist Julia Ward Howe is possibly best known for writing the ?Battle Hymn of the Republic?, but also penned this proclamation for women and mothers everywhere.
When was Mother?s Day first celebrated?
- Anna Jarvis held a memorial service for her mother on May 12, 1907, starting the annual celebration.
During the 1920s, what did France use to give to mothers with large families?
- French mothers of many children were awarded a medal during the 1920s to thank them for helping to rebuild the country?s population after the devastating loss of life during World War I.
Which ancient culture also celebrated a form of Mother?s Day?
- Many ancient cultures and civilizations celebrated motherhood and the role of women in society, including the Greeks, Romans, and Aztecs.