May 1974
No. Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
18 28 29 30 1 2 3 4
19 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
20 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
21 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
22 26 27 28 29 30 31 1
  • In 1974 year Mother's Day falls on
    second Sunday of May

Mother's Day dates in the following years:

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
May 2017
14
May 2018
13
May 2019
12
May 2020
10
May 2021
9
May 2022
8
May 2023
14
The dates the holiday is observed are marked with a dotted line (applies to federal holidays). Date calculations are based on your computer's date and time.

Mother's Day 1974

Sunday, May 12 Photo by matheuslotero

Mother's Day is a holiday celebrated annually as a tribute to all mothers and motherhood. It is celebrated on various dates in many parts of the world. Although the origins of the holiday date back to the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the modern form of the celebration of Mother's Day in the United States began in the early 20th century.

It was first celebrated in 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis who, in turn, many years earlier had founded Mothers' Day Work Clubs in five cities. Anna Jarvis began a campaign to make the Mother's Day a national holiday and she succeeded in 1914 when the U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May a Mother's Day.