USA National Days
About Mother's Day
By House Joint Resolution 263, US Congress approved and President Wilson signed on May 8, 1914, the mother's day celebration.
Under the resolution, the second Sunday in May of each year has been designated as Mother's Day for the expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country (USA).
A Passage from
Franklin Roosevelt's Proclamation in 1934
I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon our citizens to express on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 1934, our love and reverence for motherhood:
(a) By the customary display of the United States flag on all Government buildings, homes, and other suitable places;
(b) By the usual tokens and messages of affection to our mothers; and
(c) By doing all that we can through our churches, fraternal and welfare agencies for the relief and welfare of mothers and children who may be in need of the necessities of life.
John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters,The American Presidency Project [online]. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California (hosted), Gerhard Peters (database). Available from World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=14859.
A passage from
Barrack Obama's Proclamation 2009
Now, Therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 10, 2009, as Mother's Day. I urge all Americans to express their love, respect, and gratitude to mothers everywhere, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters,The American Presidency Project [online]. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California (hosted), Gerhard Peters (database). Available from World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=86114.
_________________________________________________________________________________________original knol - http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao/mother-s-day-second-sunday-of-may/ 2utb2lsm2k7a/ 1555
In UK it usually takes place on 4th Sunday of the month of the Lent.