This article makes it clear, however, that the original campaigner for Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis, explicitly wanted an apostrophe, and she wanted it before the "s": it was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honor their mother, rather than a plural possessive commemorating all mothers worldwide.
The first Mother's Day was held on May 10, 1914. It was sponsored by the National Association to Promote Public Awareness of Mothers' Needs. The day was created to honor American women who had served as nurses in the Civil War.
Mother's Day is now observed in many countries around the world.
It is a public holiday in several countries and regions including Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and most states in the United States. However, it is not declared a national holiday by any country in Asia.
In the United States, the number of workers participating in Mother's Day has decreased since its inception. In 1958, almost half of all households had at least one person working outside the home, but by 2008 this share had dropped to about 40%. The decline may be due to families wanting to show their appreciation for working parents by including them with their loved ones during the holiday season instead.
Even though Mother's Day is only intended to honor female parents, it used to be that only mothers were given this privilege.
Where should the apostrophe go in Mother's Day?
Both apostrophe positions are semantically valid, therefore it all comes down to whether we believe we are commemorating one mother or all moms. In English-speaking countries, most people use'mothers' with a capital M, while in Europe they tend to use lower-case mums.
Moms is the plural version of mom. It's used to refer to multiple moms.
The proper spelling of the English word "mothers" is [m'[email protected]], [m'd @ z], or [m'd @ z] (IPA phonetic alphabet). The first two versions are used primarily in writing, while the last one is only used in speaking. The spelling of "mother" has been the subject of much controversy and is still not completely standardized in English.
Mothers' day is also called Mother's Day.
Motherhood is the state or condition of having children. A mother is a female parent.
There are several different ways to spell the word "mother"; however, they are all pronounced as if it were spelled "daughters". This is because mothers are supposed to represent all women who have contributed to their families' success, not just their daughters. There are three main variations of the word: "mother" with a single "d" (mother's), "mother" with two "d's" (mother-daughter), and "mother" with a "y" (mother-son).
Mothers' with a single "d" is the most common variation of the word. It is used when referring to the female parents of your siblings or other relatives.
Why have some individuals begun using "mums" when they mean the single "mom," for example, "I have get home or my moms will go insane"? It's either a local idiom or a dialect unique to a certain group of people, or the individual speaking has two moms.
The answer to this question depends on how you view mothers and motherhood. Do you see them as positive or negative? If you believe that mothers are positive elements in society who deserve recognition for their efforts, then it is only natural that others would want to show their appreciation by giving them gifts such as flowers or candy. Mothers may even find themselves being called "moms" as an affectionate term.
If on the other hand, you think that mothers are negative elements who are responsible for ruining lives, then it makes sense that some people would want to distance themselves from them as much as possible by using the word "mum."
In conclusion, mothers are used as a generic term of endearment that people apply to female parents in general or one's own mom in particular.