Mother’s Day: Things You Might Not Know About This Event

Here are the things you might not know about Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated every second Sunday of May and this was created by American activist Anna Jarvis to honor her mother.

The history states that the event started at the beginning of the 20th century. Over the years, innovations in how this event is being celebrated were made. As the event has become a commercialized occasion, Jarvis tried to abolish the celebration she created.

Here are some of the things that you might not know about this event dedicated to all mothers.

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People spend a lot of time on the phone on this day

Verizon reported a 13 percent increase in phone call volume in the U.S. in 2020 during this celebration while text went up 25 percent over the previous Sunday. This can’t be attributed alone to the pandemic because there was an 11 percent increase in calls that Verizon observed on the holiday in 2018 when compared to a normal Sunday.

The celebration boosts businesses

Restaurants – Usually, this is the busiest day in a year for many restaurants. In 2024, it is estimated that 59 percent of people planned to spend money on a special outing such as brunch or dinner.

Jewelry and spa services industries – It is estimated that $33.5 billion will be spent on gifts at this event, with about $7 billion going toward jewelry. Among the popular gifts are clothing, electronics, and personal services (like spa treatments).

Flower industry – Those companies under this business category received the highest attention. Although this tradition is not so popular anymore, it is still estimated that 74 percent of moms are going to get flowers from their loved ones on this special day.

Greeting card industry – It is estimated that 74 percent of people are buying mom a card this year.

Mother’s Day is celebrated more than the Father’s Day

It was recorded that in 2023, people spent an average of $196.23 on Father’s Day while on Mother’s Day, people spent $274.02.

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