Mother’s Day is a holiday that honours motherhood. It is observed worldwide as a entire day devoted to the women who brought us into this world and to thank them for all they do.
What is the Purpose of Mother’s Day
To give thanks to the women who raised us, the ones who taught us and stood by us through everything. In countries all over the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated differently. In Thailand, for example, the day is celebrated in August, on the birthday of the reigning queen, Sirikit. In Ethiopia, families gather in autumn to sing songs and enjoy a large feast as part of Antrosht, a celebration that falls over multiple days.
In the US, Mother’s Day has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending (probably as they maintain the tradition of presenting mothers with flowers and gifts on the day) and is known for giving mothers a “day off” from household chores or cooking.
The History of Mother’s Day
The American celebration of Mother’s Day was initiated by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and only became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Many years later, Jarvis denounced the holiday for its extreme commercialisation and spent the last part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. Dates and celebrations of the day may vary, but Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May. It traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.
How Can You Become Involved in Mother’s Day
Easy! Spoil your mom with breakfast in bed or a day spent bonding together. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive, just show her how much you care and that you are thankful for all she has done in your life.
If you need a homemade gift idea, have a look here for inspiration and tips –
|Written by Ryette Dempsey|