History and Meaning of Mother’s Day
History and Meaning of Mother’s Day: Mother’s day is typically celebrated on the second Sunday of the month of May every year. For 2018, this falls on the 13th of May.
What is Mother’s Day?
A mother is perhaps the only person in the world who loves her children selflessly, with all her heart. It is very easy to imagine having children, but only mothers can tell a tale fraught with sacrifices which she endured for the sake of her children, with a smile on her face.
The second Sunday of every May is set aside for the celebration of this glorious person. It is indeed true that no amount of days are enough for conveying our love, our affection, our gratitude for everything that mothers have done for us, this one day is meant for the celebration of all that they are. Just to show them that we do acknowledge how lovingly they have nurtured us, how carefully they’ve raised us, how happily they changed their entire life for us, how selflessly they loved us.
History of the day
Man has always accepted the humongous role of mothers and thus the history of mother’s day can be traced far back to the Greeks and the Romans. The origins of the day can be traced back to the annual spring festival that was celebrated by the Greeks in order to rejoicethe maternal goddesses.
They worshipped the goddess Rhea, wife of Cronus and mother of many of the Greek deities. Ancient Romans too were known to celebrate a spring festival dedicated to the celebration of a mother goddess. Early Christians had set aside the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor and celebrate the Virgin Mary. In England too this was the practice, however, they included all mothers and hence the term “mothering Sunday” gained popularity.
Some good ways to celebrate the day:
- A spa treat
- Thoughtful gifts such as a favorite fragrance
- Handmade cards telling them how much you love them
- Flowers are always welcome!
- A collage of pictures from days/events you both cherish the most
- Breakfast in bed
- A day free of all chores and responsibilities
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