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History Of Mother’s Day Flowers

History of Mother’s Day Flowers

The day of honoring all mothers in the United States began with one woman, Anna Jarvis, wanting to honor her own mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, for looking after wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia in 1908, which is considered the first Mother’s Day, and it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. During the first Mother’s Day memorial, white carnations were handed out because they were Anna Jarvis’s mother’s favorite flowers.

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