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About Mother-in-Law Day

When is Mother-in-Law Day? This holiday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in October

Today is Mother-in-Law Day. If you missed Mother’s Day in May, then here’s another chance to honor your beloved Mother-In-Law. The source of many jokes, a mother-in-law doesn’t usually get the praise and appreciation she deserves.

Most likely, you honored your Mother-in-Law on Mother’s Day. As a result, you shouldn’t feel compelled to pull out all the stops on this day. It might make your own mother feel slighted. Rather, spend a little time with your mother-in-law and show your appreciation. Small gifts or flowers are certainly appropriate, too.

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Mom-ism’s Remember all those “things” Mom used to say……

Father-In-Law Day – He gets his own day, too.

How to Celebrate Mother-in-Law Day

It’s all about Mom.

  • If you have a great mother-in-law, count your blessings.
  • If your relations with her are less than perfect, make efforts to change it for the better.
  • Spend some time with her.
  • Show your appreciation.

Today's Quote

“Behind every successful man, stands a surprised mother-in-law.” – – Hubert H. Humphrey

History and Origin of Mother-in-Law Day

Gene Howe, the editor of an Amarillo, Texas newspaper created this day in 1934. The first Mother-in-Law Day was celebrated on March 5, 1934.

In the last several years, some internet websites have started referring to this holiday as a “National” day. In our original research in the early 2000s, there was such reference. 

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days

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