History of Mother’s Day | Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

History of Mother’s Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day here in the United States was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872; however, it is Anna Jarvis who is recognized as the founder of Mother’s Day. In 1905, Anna following the wishes of her own mother’s desire that someday someone must honor all mothers, living and dead, and pay tribute to the contributions they made! Anna fulfilled her mother’s dream on May 8, 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Who knew that 15 years later on Mother’s Day 1929, Zehnder’s would open and serve 312 guests for $1.00 each. Today we annually serve approximately one million guests and the price has slightly increased beyond a $1.00. This Mother’s Day, we continue to celebrate and honor mom with a variety of opportunities with our Mother of the Year award, our Mom and Me photo contest, Mother’s Day card school promotion, special dinner menus, Sunday Brunch and Sunday buffets. We look forward to wishing moms everywhere a blessed Mother’s Day!