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7 Things You Don’t Know About Mother’s Day’s Dark History

7 Things You Don't Know About Mother's Day's Dark History

National Geographic gives you the “dark history” on Mother’s Day.  He says “Mother’s Day seems harmless enough. Treat mom to brunch. Buy flowers. Good times.

But the story of the modern holiday—which is celebrated this Sunday in the United States and many other nations—is rife with controversy, conflict, and consumerism run amok. Some strange-but-true facts you probably don’t know:

1. Mother’s Day started as an anti-war movement.

Anna Jarvis is most often credited with founding Mother’s Day in the United States.”


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