HOLIDAYS: Mother's Day/ Father's Day/ Grandparents' Day
Choose the best response to complete each sentence.
1. Mother's Day is a holiday, celebrated in many countries around the world, that honors mothers and
2. Traditionally on this day, mothers receive a
) of flowers, a gift, a greeting card, or a combination of these things.
3. According to a recent survey, in the United States, Mother's Day is the most popular day to dine
) in a restaurant. Taking one's mother out to a restaurant
) to be a very popular present.
4. The holiday exists thanks to the
) of Anna Jarvis, an American woman who campaigned to create a special holiday for mothers. She was
), and this version of the holiday later spread to other countries.
5. Father's Day is a
) recent holiday. In the United States it was only officially recognized in 1972.
6. Soon after the
) of Mother's Day (1922), a woman named Sonora Dodd promoted the idea of a national holiday to honor fathers.
7. Dodd's idea had
) success at the time, but eventually it
) on and became an official holiday.
8. These days fathers usually receive typically
) gifts such as electronics and tools, as well as greeting cards.
9. An even more
) holiday is "National Grandparents Day", which only obtained official
) in the United States in 1978, and in Canada in 1995. Sadly, in North America this holiday is not as popular as Mother's Day or Father's Day.
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