5 Facts About Mother's Day

1. In the 1930s and 1940s "Mother's Day cakes" were given as gifts in hospitals and to the Dutch Queen, who is known as the "mother of the country".

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2. In the Netherlands, Mother's Day was introduced as early as 1910 by the Dutch branch of the Salvation Army.

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3. Today, the meaning of Mother's Day has changed, and it is celebrated by expressing love and gratitude to mothers.

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4. In the Czech Republic, Mother's Day is celebrated every second Sunday in May It started in former Czechoslovakia in 1923.

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5. In most countries, Mother's Day is an observance derived from the holiday as it has evolved in the United States, promoted by companies who saw benefit in making it popular.

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