Fun Facts about Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, so the time is now to find something special for mom. Doodle Beads can help you find the perfect gift! Check out the Mother’s Day section of our website to see our incredible collection of Mother’s Day charms and jewelry. Shop now, or send directly to mom in order to guarantee delivery on Mother’s Day.

After you’re done shopping, enjoy these fun facts about Mother’s Day:

1. Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world, behind only Christmas and Easter.

2. More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.

3. Many of the trademark sweaters that Mr. Rogers wore on his television show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, were knitted by his real mother.

4. The age of the oldest mother to give birth is 72! She was an Indian woman named Omkari Panwar, who already had five grandchildren. She had twins.

5. The youngest mother reported is 5 years old. The girl’s name was Lina Medina and she gave birth in May 1939 in Peru.

6. The highest recorded number of children born to one mother is 69! The woman was married to a Russian peasant and lived in the 18th century. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

7. The average hours per week moms spends cooking is 14.

8. In most countries and languages, the word for mother begins with ‘m’.

9. Mother’s Day is celebrated in close to 50 countries in different parts of the world.

10. The Founder of Mother’s Day in the U.S. was not a mother herself. Anna Jarvis, though she founded the modern American concept of Mother’s Day, remained unmarried and childless throughout her entire life.

11. All over the world, carnations are considered to be the flower of Mother’s Day. According to legends, carnations are believed to be made from Mother Mary’s tears when she wept at Jesus Christ’s feet as he was crucified. Pink and red carnations are presented to mothers by their children, while white carnations are offered to those who have passed away.