Mother’s Day is a meaningful holiday. However, behind it, there are still unpleasant truths, or quite dark and real.
Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May) is an occasion to thank the wonderful woman who gave us life. However, this holiday has been associated with many unpleasant events, as well as with some rather bitter truths.
1. Mother’s Day was originally created to repel the pain of war
Anna Jarvis is known to officially make Mother’s Day popular. However, Mother’s Day was originally created for a different purpose – to oppose war. Poet Julia Ward Howe and other anti-war activists (including Anna Jarvis’ mother), were pioneers of the Mother’s Day movement, or at the time known as Mother’s Day of Peace.
Unlike today’s gentle gratitude, Mother’s Day was originally a way for women to express their grievances before the war, to help each other lead a more civilized and united life after the horrors of war. The American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War of Europe.
2. Mother’s Day is also controversial for “copyright”
Frank Hering, a former football coach and lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, also proposed the idea of Mother’s Day before Anna Jarvis. In 1904, Hering came up with the idea to establish a day of the year to commemorate mothers and motherhood.
The Frank side and Anna Jarvis had many conflicts in the process of unifying the “ownership” of Mother’s Day.In the end, Anna was recognized as the creator of this day, but the Frank side still recognized him as the one who came up with the idea. this thought before her.
3. The President once designed a stamp for Mother’s Day but… was rejected?
In 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt personally designed a 1934 postage stamp to commemorate the day. However, Anna Jarvis did not approve the design because she thought the stamp looked… not very good.
4. Mother’s Day being used to raise unrelated funds
In the early years when Mother’s Day was widely publicized, a number of groups seized it as an opportunity to raise funds for various charitable causes. Anna has called those charities “pirates”, and she doesn’t trust them to use all of the money to help those in need.
5. Anna Jarvis passed away “penniless” to protect her holiday lễ
Anna Jarvis used most of what she had to fight against Mother’s Day. It is known that she passed away in poverty at the age of 84 after spending the last four years of her life in the Marshall Square Sanitarium.
We also don’t have to wait until Mother’s Day to give them expensive gifts but every day, just love them with all our heart. This is probably the most meaningful gift.
Source: National Geograhpic
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