Friday, May 12, 2017

12 Mother's Day Fun Facts

Mother's Day is this weekend! How are you celebrating and showing your mother how much you appreciate and love her. Many people choose to give their mother flowers or other gifts, take her out to eat or do something else special for her. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental company offers a list of several fun facts about this holiday revolving around the amazing mothers we have!

Mother's Day Fun Facts

1. About 1/4 of all flowers bought throughout the year are purchased on Mother's Day.

2. In the vast majority of languages around the world, the word for "Mother" starts with the letter "M."

3. Just in the United States, around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day. According to AT&T more calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year.

4. Approximately $14 billion dollars is spent on Mother’s Day in the United States.

5. The first Mother's Day in the United States was celebrated in 1908, but didn't become a recognized holiday until 1914.

6.  The most common flower given on Mother's Day is the carnation. Pink and red carnations are for mother's still with us, while white carnations are for those who have passed on.

7. Mother's Day is celebrated in close to 50 different countries around the world.

8. More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother's Day than for any other holiday except Christmas. 

9. Approximately 77.9% of American consumers will purchase a Mother's Day card for mom this year. 

10. In the 1920s, Anna Jarvis filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over-commercialization of Mother’s Day, but she lost. 

11. In the former Yugoslavia, children would tie up their mother on Mother’s Day. In order to be freed, she had to pay them with treats.

12. Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants, as 62% of Americans will dine out so mom doesn't have to cook.

Happy Mother's Day from Your Lake Vacation! The celebration doesn't have to stop this weekend though; continue celebrating mom by taking her to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. From shopping and spas to amazing dining experiences, there's something for mom and everyone else to enjoy. Book your Lake of the Ozarks condo or home today by calling 877-284-0267. We hope to see you soon!

For more information please call us toll free at 1-877-284-0267!!
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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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