Who Created Mothers Day?

The Greeks were the first to celebrate mothers as marked by spring devotions to the Greek goddess Rhea and the Roman goddess Cybele. Christians celebrated a similar festival revering Mary, the mother of Christ. In more recent times, what we now call Mother’s Day began around 150 years ago when an Appalachian homemaker named Anna Jarvis organized a day called ‘Mother’s Work Day,’ in order to advocate mothers working against poor health conditions within her community. When Jarvis passed away, her daughter Anna began campaigning to US presidents Roosevelt and Taft along with other businessmen to create a specific day honoring mothers, and finally, in 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing the day.