11. Mother's Day – A Holiday to Honor Motherhood

Mother's Day is a holiday that celebrates and mothers in the United States. It is celebrated the second Sunday in May. It became an holiday in the country at the start of 20th century as a way to honor mothers sons had died in war.

The holiday is in a number of ways. People give mothers like flowers, cards, and jewelry to thank them all their hard work. A popular symbol of holiday is the carnation. This is because when holiday first began in the U.S. people were to wear a red carnation if their mother alive or a white carnation if their mother dead. Many people take their mothers out for special meal. In fact, Mother's Day is the popular date in the U.S. for people to out and eat and it is estimated that spend billions on meals and gifts. Mother's day also the most popular day to make long calls in the U.S. It is the second popular gift-giving day after Christmas.

Since its establishment, 's Day has been criticized for becoming highly commercialized. fact, the founder of the U.S. holiday, Anna , began protesting the holiday and was even arrested disturbing the peace for demonstrating. Jarvis's own mother the campaign to establish a mother's holiday during American Civil War.

Mothers are not the only celebrated on this day. All mother figures including , great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers are honored on holiday. In schools many students make special gifts, handmade cards. While widely recognized, Mother's Day is a federal holiday. Many other countries around the have their own version of Mother's Day.