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DC Mother's Day Guide

Mother's Day is an annual holiday celebrated to recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.

This Mother's Day guide will give you plenty of gift ideas of how to thank that special woman who has always been there for you. Whether it is a night out on the town or a special dinner our guide will point you in the right direction. You will also learn the history of Mother's Day and how the holiday came about as well as fun facts regarding the holiday.

In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It is a special day to honor all the sacrifices mother's make for their children and family.

Although many Mother's Day celebrations world-wide have quite different origins and traditions, most have now been influenced by the American traditions, including churchgoing, the distribution of flowers and other gifts, and family dinners.

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Mother's Day - History of Mother's Day

The United States celebrates Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. Julia Ward Howe first issued her "Mother's Day Proclamation" in 1870: Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the carnage of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The Proclamation was tied to Howe's feminist belief that women had a responsibility to shape their societies at the political level.

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Mother's Day - Restaurants

Deciding on what to do for Mom this Mother's Day may be more difficult then you had initially anticipated. The first thing to consider is being sure she has nothing to worry about. That means nothing to clean, no laundry to trip over, no carpools, and absolutely no cooking! So, unless you are ready to prepare the perfect pallet pleasing experience for mom yourself, then you'll want to decide on an appropriate cafe or restaurant.

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Mother's Day - Interesting Facts About Mother's Day

Ever wonder how many Mother's Day cards are given on given to moms across the country on second Sunday in May each year? Do you have any idea how many moms there are in the United States? Or what the most popular day and month for children being born? Find out all these answers and interesting Mother's Day trivia in our Mother's Day Facts section.

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Valentine's Day Image Gallery

Images help us remember special days and events. Come along on our journey as we capture memorable times and places in our Photo Galleries.

Mother's Day at Mount Vernon

Mother's Day at Mount Vernon

America's "First Mom" Hosts Mother's Day at the Mount Vernon Estate. Busy mothers might want to turn to Martha Washington to see how America's "First Mom" enjoyed mothering - her children and her country. Join other families at the Mount Vernon Estate for a Mother's Day brunch buffet Reservations are required so please call (703) 780-0011 Hours for the buffet are 11:30 am -5:45 pm. Come and enjoy!

New Mom's Romantic Dinner

New Mom's Romantic Dinner

Every new mom needs a break from their hectic new life and a romantic dinner is always a great way to relax. Nested on the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues, this inspired Russian restaurant and lounge is evocatively reminiscent of the era of the Tsars. The Russian-infused intercontinental cuisine pleases the most refine palate with such nouveau-traditional entrees as the Beef Stroganoff and the Chicken Kiev.

Mother's Day Event Calendar

Looking for somewhere to take your special mom? Make this Mother's Day truly memorable by treating your mom to one of the countless celebrations in our Nation's Capitol to honor mom's.

Find out Mother's Day specials and other great events in the Washington DC area by visiting our Mother's Day Events Calendar.

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