Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world.
The idea of honoring our mothers has a long and rich history dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who worshipped their Mother Goddesses during the spring months.
During the early 1600’s, Christians in England celebrated Mothering Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Lent that honored the Virgin Mary and then later, mothers as well.
An early reference to the term and holiday that we now know was created by Napoleon in the 1800’s.
In United states, After the Civil War, Mrs. Jarvis worked as a peacemaker encouraging families to set aside differences created by the polarization of the war. In 1868, she organized a “Mothers Friendship Day” to bring together families that had been divided by the conflict.
Mrs. Jarvis spoke about the purpose of the day:
To revive the dormant filial love and gratitude we owe to those who gave us birth. To be a home tie for the absent. To obliterate family estrangement. To create a bond of brotherhood through the wearing of a floral badge. To make us better children by getting us closer to the hearts of our good mothers. To brighten the lives of good mothers. To have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as we ought… Mother’s Day is to remind us of our duty before it is too late. This day is intended that we may make new resolutions for a more active thought to our dear mothers. By words, gifts, acts of affection, and in every way possible, give her pleasure, and make her heart glad every day, and constantly keep in memory Mother’s Day.
Anna Jarvis established the first official Mother’s Day celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia on May 10, 1908.
Over 40 countries around the world cerebrate Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day in Egypt and several other Arab countries falls on March 21, the first day of spring. The widely observed unofficial national holiday is a day of gift-giving and celebration.
Japan initially aligned Haha no Hi with the birthday of Empress Koujun, whose tenure spanned most of the 20th century. But Mother’s Day has since been moved to the second Sunday in May, when the
Japanese load their mothers with gifts—primarily flowers.
Let’s keep the tradition live and not to forget to celebrate our moms regardless of all the troubles that our nation currently experiencing in regards to Covid-19 .
A good gift idea is a sanitizing service for her house to keep her safe.