The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world.
Jarvis never mentioned Mothering Sunday or Julia Ward Howe's attempts in the 1870s, and she never mentioned any connection to the Protestant school celebrations, and she always said that the creation was hers alone. The observations in the 1870s and the 1880s never had resonance beyond the local level.
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in the year 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in the US. It was first celebrated in Boston. Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother's_Day.
I read that as 1904 it was come up with and 1908 congress made it a national observance or holliday which ever. without looking it up again i could be wrong. anna jarvis mother cared for civil war soldiers north and south.