The creator of mothers day spent the rest of her life trying to end it’s celebration and died without children in 1948.
The oldest known woman to become a mother was 73 year old, “Mrs. Steve Pace” (her husband was Steve and her first name unknown). She gave birth to her 17th child in 1941, 23 years after her 16th was born.
50 is the number of countries around the world where Mother’s Day is celebrated. While many countries’ celebrations are similar to those in the United States, some differ greatly. In India, the Hindu people celebrate for 10 days in October in a festival they call Durga Puja. Durga is the name of a goddess who protects the people from evil and also is popularly known as The Universal Mother. On Mother’s Day in Yugoslavia, celebrated in December, children sneak into their mother’s bedroom and tie her up in bed. When she awakes she promises to give the children gifts that she has hidden to be untied.