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Little Known Facts About Mothers Day

 


 
 

Mothers Day 2017 is around the corner (on 14th May) and we thought you might want to know some interesting facts about the day and about mothers, in general. So here we present Mothers Day Hampers for your mom along with the facts.

 
 

Mothers Day is celebrated in 43 countries around the world. Although the exact days vary, most of them are in the months of March, April or May. The maximum number of countries out of the 43 countries that celebrate the festival, celebrate it on the Second Sunday in May. Some of these countries are India, US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Brazil and Hong Kong.
 

 
  The human body tends to secrete large amounts of a hormone called ‘oxytocin’ in a mothers body on the birth of her child which is responsible for the feeling of love a mother feels for her offspring. This hormone is also called the ‘love hormone’ and also gets secreted when a mother breastfeeds her baby.  
 

The origin of the word "mother" can be traced back to the Latin word 'mater'. Though different languages have different words for ‘mother’, all of them start with the letter ‘M’.

 
 

Mother chimpanzees, like human mothers, enjoy long lasting relationships with their babies.

 
  Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara from Spain gave birth to twin boys when she was 66 years old on 29 December 2006 and became the oldest mother to give birth in the world. She is a Guiness World Record holder as the oldest mother to give birth.  
 

The oldest known celebration of Mothers Day in the world was in Ancient Greece. Rhea, the mother of all Greek Gods, was worshipped on this day.

 
 

Red carnations are presented to mothers who are alive on the occasion of Mothers Day while white carnations are for mothers who are no more in the world. This trend started since Anna Marie Jarvis, the woman who made Mothers day what it is today in the US, presented 500 white carnations to her deceased mother during the first celebration of Mothers Day in the US. Carnations were her mothers favorite flowers and are very popular in the US on this day.

 
 

Eve is believed to be the first mother on earth according to the Bible in Christianity.

 
 

Eric Clapton’s mother was unmarried when she gave birth to him. To help him lead a normal life in society, he grew up believing that his mother was his sister and his grandparents were his real parents.

 
 

Perfumes are supposed to be the most popular gift item on Mothers Day. Check our collection of perfumes if you want to send a Mothers Day Gift and make this Mothers Day a fragrant one for your beloved mother.

 
 

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