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Even though some people might view Mother’s Day as just “another Hallmark holiday,” 84 percent of the global population plans to observe Mother’s Day this year. “I plan on celebrating Mother’s Day because my mom does so much for me and my brother. Without her I would be late to every social event. I would have a hole missing from my life,” sophomore, Madison Kolda said.
According to History.com, Mother’s Day was first celebrated in May 1908, when John Wanamaker organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. But Mother’s Day was later declared a national holiday on May 8, 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson.
Studies show that one quarter of flowers grown each year are bought on Mother’s Day, but the students at Jamestown have found other ways of showing their mothers appreciation on this special day. ” Usually on Mother’s Day I make my mom breakfast in bed,” Madison said. “Sometimes I will even make her a card or buy her a present.”
Jamestown students have many reasons for celebrating Mother’s day. “In my family it’s important to celebrate Mother’s day, because without my mom my life would be so much more stressful.” sophomore Marissa Oquendo said, whose mother, Christy Oquendo, teaches at Jamestown. While students are preparing for Mother’s Day the moms are expecting the royal treatment.
According to History.com 36 percent of moms want something homemade on Mother’s Day. “On Mother’s Day I expect breakfast in bed and time with the family,” said Mrs. Oquendo.
“My parents are divorced, and I feel like without my mother I would be missing a lot,” freshman Allie Ortiz said. “She does so much for my family and I. She works from around 7 A.m. to 7 P.m. In the middle of all of that she has time to cook dinner and support me at my volleyball tournaments. That is why I celebrate Mother’s Day”
Students celebrate Mother’s day because, basically, being a mom is a hard job. “Out of all of the jobs in the world being a mom is the hardest. They sacrifice so much for their families. They work all day and then come home and take care of their children,” Madison Kolda then adds, “Honestly; I feel like mom’s need more recognition than just this one day.”