Mother’s Day is indeed a special celebration for mothers. However, many of us do not know what is exactly the history and other things that is related to Mother’s Day. So, here I will share with you all about Mother’s Day.
The earliest Mother’s Day celebration was celebrated by the Greeks which is dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele. Meanwhile, Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honour of Mother Mary, mother of Christ. Similarly, in the early Egyptian history of Mother’s Day celebration, an annual festival to honor the Goddess Isis, regarded as the Mother of the pharaohs.
The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualized with Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870. However, the date of the celebration cannot be resolved. In similar case, Anna M. Jarvis campaigned for the creation of an official Mother’s Day. Her request was honored, and on May 10, 1908, the first official Mother’s Day celebration took place at Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia and a church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Today’s Mother’s Day celebration is not that bad. Flowers, dinners, gifts, and cakes are often seen during the modern Mother’s Day celebration. In all means, it is celebrated to honour our mother who took care of us all. In order to celebrate this occasion, people will buy flowers, gifts, and even hold dinners. This is very common nowadays. Though this is not equal to what our mother’s have sacrificed, it all means LOVE. Show your love to your mother today. Make them happy.