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.
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.
“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.
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