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Mother's Day Trivia

What do you know about Mother's Day? 
Discover this Alan's FUN Holiday Trivia Quiz
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1) In modern times it is essentially equivalent to Mother's Day, which latter name is also increasingly used, but this is a recent development, and its history is quite different.  
What is the British holiday?

  1. Mother Church Day
  2. Mothering Day
  3. Tulip Day

2) Mother's Day did not begin as a celebration of motherhood, but a synonym of Laetare Sunday in the Christian liturgical calendar.  During the sixteenth century, people returned to their "mother church" for a service to be held on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

  • True or False?

3) Other names attributed to this festival do NOT include?

  1. Simnel Sunday
  2. Rose Sunday
  3. Manner Sunday

4) In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on what day?

  1. May 9th
  2. Second Sunday in May
  3. June 2th

5) Julia Ward Howe is sometimes claimed as the "founder of Mother's Day." In 1870 Howe was the first to proclaim Mother's Day, with her Mother's Day Proclamation.

  • True or False?

6) The first known observance of Mother's Day in the U.S. occurred on May 13, 1877, the second Sunday of the month. 
Where did it occur?

  1. Mannington, West Virginia
  2. Albion, Michigan
  3. Saxon, New York

7) Who is recognized as the founder of modern day "Mother's Day"?

  1. Maybell Monroe
  2. Agnes Moorehead
  3. Anna Jarvis

8) Where is the birthplace of "Mother's Day"?

  1. Morton, Pennsylvania
  2. Jones, Ohio
  3. Grafton, West Virginia

9) What state had the first "Mother's Day" celebration in 1910?

  1. New York
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. West Virginia

10. On May 14, 1914, who signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day?

  1. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
  2. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
  3. Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Homes

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