Why is it called Mother's Day and not Mothers' Day?

The way I learned to punctuate in school, mother's = of only one mother, mothers' = of multiple mothers. Isn't there more than one mother honored today?

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  • 1 year ago

    It is primarily each of us people's Mother's Day.

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  • it is Mother's day... because it belongs to Mother... each one individually ...... or all collectively... Mothers' day.......... WHAT EVER..... JUST RUN TO THE STORE AND GET HE SOME FLOWERS OF CANDY OF SOMETHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE......

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  • Jen
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    1 year ago

    In this situation, both is correct because there are a lot of moms in the world but the majority of us have only 1 mom. Its written to individualize each mother to make it more personal to every single mom.

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  • Lôn
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    1 year ago

    You have only one mother so it's your Mother's Day.

    I take your point though...Mothers' Day would make more sense.

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  • 1 year ago

    Unless you have more than one mother, Mother's Day refers to your mother. It is a personal thing, it is not about other people's mothers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The day is for your one mother hence mother's day. If everyone had two mothers to celebrate, it would be mothers' day.

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