Mother's Day 2022

Mother's Day is a day which is spent in celebration of and honoring all mothers in a family. On this day, motherhood and maternal bonds are also celebrated. Mother's Day is celebrated on different days across various parts of the world. The day usually falls in March or May.

There are so many ways in which people celebrate Mother’s Day:

  • Family gatherings or meals together.
  • Giving flowers, cards, cakes.
  • Making phone calls to your mother.
  • Having breakfasts, lunches, dinners, brunches, together with your mother.
  • Giving jewelry, chocolate, clothing, accessories, tools, hobby equipment handmade items, or gift vouchers to your mother.
  • Writing Mother’s Day poems.

It is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Canada, Australia, and the United States. 'Mother's Day is celebrated three weeks before Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom. Mother’s Day is a public holiday in Costa Rica, Georgia, Samoa, and Thailand.

Background of Mother's Day

Mother's Day celebrations is dated back to the celebrations held in spring to honor Rhea, who is the mother of the Gods according to ancient Greek civilization. Then, Mothering Sunday was celebrated in the United Kingdom and was a day for people to visit the church and the could be baptised.

The newer origins of Mother's Day are attributed to Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. They were important in establishing this tradition in the United States. In the year, 1870, Julia Ward Howe had called for Mother's Day and to be celebrated every year. Some sources have said that Juliet Calhoun Blakely had initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, during the 1800s. Her sons had then paid tribute to her every year and had also urged people to honor their mothers on that day.

In the year 1907, Anna Jarvis held a private Mother's Day celebration. This was in memory of her mother. In the year 1908, she had played a role in arranging a church service which had attracted 407 children and also their mothers.

Then, a Mother’s Day International Association was founded in the year 1912 and this was to promote the holiday in other countries.

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