National Mother-in-Law Day
National Mother-in-Law Day:
National Mother-in-Law day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in October every year. This day is celebrated to honor that very special woman without whom the love of your life would not exist in this world.
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Why National Mother-in-Law Day?
Every married individual in this world has not one, but two mothers in their lives. One of them is their birth mother and the other one is their mother-in-law, who is an equally important presence in their lives. Mothers-in-Law make this world a little better by opening their arms to welcome her expanding family. From babysitting to giving all kinds of useful advice, a mother-in-law aims to make their children feel whole and secure in every way they can.
As we know and can understand, mothers-in-law play a vital part in a family. It is because of her that a family is cherished and loved. It is due to her efforts that a family can grow in a secure environment. Hence, a day has been declared as a national day in honor of all mothers-in-law and all that they do to support their children their families.
How Can We Observe National Mother-in-Law Day:
Many people are not close with their mothers-in-law due to several reasons. But even if you are not close to your mother-in-law, you should celebrate her. So the best way to celebrate or observe National Mother-in-Law Day is to bond with your own mother-in-law. Even the smallest gesture you can make will make her day. You can do so in the following ways:-
- You can always do the most simple thing that is to take her out for lunch or dinner to her favorite restaurant. What better way to bond with someone than over food?
- Another thing you can do is make her day easier by helping her with all the work around the house. Ask her what needs to be done and do it. That will lessen her burden of things to do.
- If you do not wish to go out of your house, you can always bond with your mother-in-law right inside your home over her favorite card game.
- Want some deeper bonding? Ask her to teach you something special that no one else knows but her.
- Make sure to always compliment her in whatever she does. This point does not only apply for this day, but for every day. Compliments always make a person feel good.
- Another way you can appreciate your mother-in-law is that you can make a thank you card for her. Make sure that is not a card that is bought from a shop but a card that is made by you. This will show her that you really appreciate her and that you are willing to put effort to make her happy and honor her.
- You can also spend the day together by cooking together in the kitchen. Ask her to teach you new recipes that are known by her. It will be a fun way to spend time together and you will also be able to learn something new.
- Plan a family day out that includes yourself, your husband, and your mother-in-law and father-in-law. Spending time with her family is the best gift a mother could ever ask for because everything a mother does is for her family. So, seeing her family happy together, spending time with each other will make her feel happy.
- Take some pictures together, appreciate her, make her feel special in every way you can.
Use #MotheInLawDay to post celebrate and observe this day via social media.
Interesting Facts About National Mother-in-Law Day:
- Did you know that President Harry Truman was ridiculed and mocked by his mother-in-law? Yes, it is true. Due to all his failures throughout his marriage, President Harry Truman’s mother-in-law scolded and scorned him. That happened even after he was elected president!
- Do you know why Gene Howe proposed Mother-in-law day? It was because he felt guilty for belittling his own mother-in-law in his editorial column. To atone for this, Gene Howe, the Amarillo Globe newspaper publisher, proposed the mother-in-law day.
History Of National Mother-in-Law Day:
This holiday was initiated by Gene Howe in honor of all mothers-in-law. Gene Howe was the editor of a local Amarillo newspaper. This national day was modeled after Mother’s Day. The first national mother-in-law day was observed and celebrated on the fifth of March in the year 1934, in Amarillo, Texas.
Through the years that passed, The people observed this national day on various days of the year. In the later years, the Mother-in-Law Committee was developed. This committee selected honorees each year.
Later, in the 1970s, The American Society of Florists decided on a particular day and then proclaimed the last Sunday in October to be celebrated as the National Mother-In-Law Day. Since then, this day has been observed.