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Thursday, May 5, 2011

10 Mother's Day Fun Facts

Interested in finding out unique and fun facts about Mother's Day and mothers? Check out these 10 great fun facts below:

1) President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day official in 1914.

2) Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

3) More calls are made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year.

4) August is the most popular month in which to have a baby. More than 360,000 births took place that month in 2001.

5) 7,300 diaper changes are performed on a child by their 2nd birthday.

6) Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to have a baby.

7) The carnation is the special flower for Mother's Day. Red carnations are for mothers that are still alive and white carnations are for mothers that have passed away.

In most languages, the word mother begins with the letter M.

Mother's Day is the third largest card sending holiday.

10) The woman with the highest number of children in modern times is Leontina Albina from San Antonio. She claims to be the mother of 64 children but only 55 of them are documented. The woman with the most children is the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev of Russia. She had 69 children between 1725 and 1765. Only 67 of them survived infancy.

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info courtesy of mothersdaycelebration.com and http://ezinearticles.com/?Mothers-Day---Fun-Facts&id=2213811

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