There are few things in this world beloved more than mom.

Moms are the embodiment of eternal love and devotion. Sick and need caring for? Mom’s there with a bowl of chicken soup. Had your heart broken? Mom’s using her sleeve to dry your tears. As inherently selfless creatures, you know that they deserve a day all to themselves, one that celebrates everything that they stand for.

No matter where you are in the world, there is a day to celebrate mom. While it might not be on the same day around the world, there is a universal appreciation for mothers everywhere. But did you know that getting Mother’s Day recognized as a national holiday in the United States only dates back to 1914? Since the dawn of time we have been thankful for our mothers, but it took persistent activists to really get the holiday on the nationally recognized level.

While mom is a good enough reason to celebrate Mother’s Day, there are a ton of things worth knowing about this happy holiday. For instance, did you know that the origins of Mother's Day can be traced all the way back to the Greeks and Romans? Both groups held festivals in honor of mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Since then there were multiple milestones and holiday celebration that evolved to make Mother’s Day the extravaganza it is today.

So this year, impress mom with more than just a bouquet of flowers... tell her one of these interesting facts that she probably didn’t even know.