Happy Mothers Day: Facts you should know about this day

Happy Mothers Day: Facts you should know about this day
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Happy Mothers Day : Mother is a person who selflessly loves their children. She is the best part of a family who makes things alone, She is someone who fulfills your dreams and desires without expecting anything in return. You might be thinking why I am telling you all this but let me tell you today is a very special day for your mother because it’s her day. So, let’s celebrate this Mother’s Day with your lovely mothers and load her with lots special gifts as its time for us to make her feel special.

Facts Why we celebrate Mother’s day

Mother’s day is celebrated as a special day to honour all mothers and motherhood. It’s day for many people to show their love and appreciation towards mothers. It is an observance derived from the holiday as it has evolved in the United States and adopted by other countries and cultures. It is celebrated in the whole world on different dates in the calendar depending on the country. So let’s honour the women who raised us—and all the mothers who sacrificed for their children.

Mother’s day History

Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May. This year Mother’s Day date observed on May 14. Mother’s day first observed by the United States. In 1905 Anna Jarvis held a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognised holiday in the United States when her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. The day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Then on 9 May 1914, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States signed a proclamation following untiring efforts by Anna Marie Jarvis. The United States, then declared the second Sunday of May a national holiday “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.

Mother’s day celebration

There are several other nations that have associated the day with older traditions. Keeping alive the memory of Mother Church, not motherhood on Christian Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of May in the United Kingdom and Ireland even though it is not related to the spirit of expressing love for mothers. In Greece, honouring motherhood has been linked to the Eastern Orthodox celebration of the presentation of Jesus Christ to the temple. The day is marked on February 2, according to the Julian calendar. Whereas in most Arab countries, the celebrations of Mother’s Day are carried out on March 21, which is the Spring equinox. A few Catholic countries observe it on the Virgin Mary Day, and in Bolivia, Mother’s Day is the date of a battle in which women participated. Moreover, ex-communist countries celebrate International Women’s Day instead of Mother’s Day. In Russia, people still follow the custom or observe both the days as Mother’s Day.

The modern Mother’s Day has been assimilated into Indian culture and it is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. Indians do not celebrate the occasion as a religious event, and it is celebrated primarily in urban centres.

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We wish “Happy Mothers Day” to all lovely mommies!

About the author

Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.