The Greeks observed the goddess Rhea on Mother's Day, adapted by the Romans as well. We have traces of European celebrations back to the 1600's. In the United States, Mother's Day started because of Anna Jarvis in West Virginia in 1908. Listen to the History of Mother's Day and a call for a kind gesture for the motherly figures of our lives in today's edition of the Hauger History Podcast. Happy Mother's Day everyone!
Fun fact: Americans spend $18-20 billion per year on gifts, cards, and chocolates!