Don’t forget Mom this Sunday
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 — The instruction to honor your mother stretches perhaps as far back when God gave Moses two stone tablets on Mt. Sinai engraved with the 10 Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, as reported in both Exodus and Deuteronomy in the Bible — although it’s hard to imagine that admonition wasn’t already common in ancient times.
The origins of Mother’s Day in the United States are murky. It is not a federal or state holiday.
Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe proposed a Mother’s Day celebration to encourage pacifism and disarmament among women in Boston, but that celebration faded after about a decade.