Mother's Day in the United States was initiated by Anna Jarvis (1864-1948). She was unmarried for life and stayed with her mother. Ann Jarvis's mother, Ann Jarvis, is kind and compassionate. At that time, the United States was in the aftermath of the Civil War and society was enveloped in grief. Many women lost their husbands and sons. The kind-hearted Ann proposed that Mother Friendship Day should be established, such a special anniversary to commemorate the obscure mothers who made dedication, but this wish has not yet been realized.
Ann died in 1905. Her daughter Anna Jarvis started holding events in 1907 and applied to make Mother’s Day a statutory holiday. The festival officially started on May 10, 1908 in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States. At the beginning of Mother's Day, it was not valued by the congressmen of the United States Congress, and there were even ridicules. But after Anna’s unremitting efforts for several years, in 1914, the US Congress determined that the second Sunday in May each year was the statutory Mother’s Day, and requested then President Wilson to issue a declaration requiring government officials to hang on all public buildings. The national flag.