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Mother’s Day 2017


Posted May 8, 2017

Mother’s Day is a celebration of bond of love and affection between a mother and a child and it celebrates the spirit of motherhood. In fact, celebrations of motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. However, the first true Mother’s Day was founded by Anna Jarvis on May 10, 1908 and was given prominence as a national holiday by President Wilson in 1914.

As a Mother, I can attest to the enduring love and devotion that I have for my two children. There is no emotional connection stronger or an unconditional love more profound than that of a Mother and her cubs. I will never forget reading “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch to my oldest son as a new Mom and grabbing the box of kleenex half way through because the utter devotion of a son’s love for his Mother and the cycle of life was so evident, yet so simply written and illustrated in this book.


This amazing bond between a Mother and her children explains why Mother’s Day is the busiest phone day of the year, with 68% of people making phone calls to Mom, totaling 122.5 million phone calls. This year, instead of sending a text, make the phone call, send the flowers and most importantly, give her the gift of relaxation with a gift certificate to Planet Beach! Visit to find a location nearest you.

Written By: Jodie Mateu, VP of Special Events & Productivity

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