Observed annually on the fourth Sunday in October, National Mother-in-Law Day is a holiday that honors the women who raised your significant other. Although mothers-in-laws often get a bad rap in movies and television shows, they are still an important part of most people’s lives.
And having a good relationship with your mother-in-law can improve the relationship you have with your significant other. And that’s why it’s a good reason to observe this holiday and give your mother-in-law the love and respect they deserve. And while you’re at it, it wouldn’t hurt to throw your mother-in-law a compliment or two.
The History Of National Mother-In-Law Day
This holiday was first created in the 1930s when the editor of a local Amarillo, Texas newspaper started it in honor of mothers-in-law. He modeled it after Mother’s Day and the first time it was observed was on March 5, 1934. From there, it quickly spread all across the U.S.
Facts About Mothers
Since we couldn’t find any interesting facts about mother-in-laws, we thought that we’d dig some interesting facts about mother-in-laws. After all, mother-in-laws are mothers, so why not list some interesting facts about mothers below.
- In the U.S., there are approximately 82.5 million mothers.
- Across the world, there are over 2-billion mothers.
- The average mother will change approximately 7,300 diapers by the time her baby is 2-years old.
- In every language, the first sounds a baby vocalizes are the “m” and “ma” sounds.
Observing National Mother-In-Law Day
Paying your mother-in-law a compliment, giving her flowers, or showing your appreciation to her in some other way is a great way to observe this holiday. If your mother-in-law isn’t geographically close to you, you can even send her a text, call her, or give a shout-out over social media using the hashtag #NationalMotherInLawDay.
When is National Mother-in-Law Day?
|This year (2022)||October 23 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||October 22 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||October 24 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|