As a change from wedding anniversaries, I thought I would add another well-loved celebration, that of Mother’s Day. Here in the UK, it will be on 31st March, and in the US, it is celebrated on 12th May. The tradition actually began in the United States, in 1908, and was the idea of Ann Reeves Jarvis, a peace activist who assisted wounded soldiers in the American Civil War. Her mother died in 1905 and she campaigned tirelessly to create a nationally recognised holiday to celebrate Mother’s Day. In 1914, it was officially declared by Woodrow Wilson, that it would be celebrated annually on the second Sunday in May.