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MERIC's Mother's Day Fun Facts

Mother's Day RosesThroughout the ages, civilizations have recognized mothers with a celebration or special day. In 1914, Congress designated the second Sunday in May to honor mothers. MERIC has gathered some interesting facts about mothers to celebrate their special day.



Mother's Day Facts:

33,863,967 Picture of Mother and Son
The total number of women in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 44 that are mothers, according to U.S. Census Bureau 2006 data.

676,998
Number of women in Missouri between the ages of 15 and 44 that are mothers, according to according to U.S. Census Bureau 2006 data.

Second
Mother's Day is the second biggest retail spending holiday in the United States, according the the National Retail Federation.

83.3
Percent of Americans celebrating Mother's Day this year.

$126.6 Billion
The number of dollars Americans plan to spend on Mother's Day this year.

$102.70
The amount each Midwesterner, including Missourians, plan to spend on Mother's Day this year.

Mother's Day Greeting CardGreeting Card
Top item that Americans plan to purchase for Mother's Day.

62
Percent of Midwesterners, including Missourians, who plan to purchase flowers for Mother's Day.

471
The number of florists in Missouri in 2007 where flowers may be purchased. Flowers may also be purchased at other establishments throughout the state including Grocery Stores (1,387), Supermarkets (1,090), and Nursery and Garden Centers (563).

Jacob and Emma
The most popular baby names in the U.S. for 2008.

August
The month with the highest number of births in the United States in 2006.

 

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau
National Retail Federation
BIGresearch

 

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