Musings and more from the The Day That team
This weekend will see people in the UK showing their mothers the appreciation they deserve for being one of the most important women in their lives! As we all know it is nice to be appreciated so remember to make Mother’s Day that little bit special this year. Here at The Day That we’ve been giving some thought to the top ‘gifts’ you can give to do just that.
Despite mother’s having been around, well … forever , the idea of Mother’s Day as we know it is relatively new. In 1905 following the death of her own mother American Anna Jarvis started a campaign to have an official Mother’s Day holiday, something her mother had often expressed a desire for. The first Mother’s Day was held in the US in 1908 with a commemorative ceremony for Jarvis’ mother and thus started the modern Mother’s Day.
“Celebrations in Norway run from February through to December… nearly 10 months! “
Celebrating motherhood and the bonds of maternal love wasn’t new. Traditional celebrations have existed around the world for thousands of years. One of the earliest know ‘maternal’ celebrations recorded is the reverence shown by members of the Greek cult of Cybele to that goddess, herself an amalgamation of the Earth-goddess Gaia, her Minoan equivalent Rhea, and of the harvest–mother goddess Demeter.
Celebrations associated with women or motherhood are held around the world every year. Starting in Norway on the second Sunday of February they run through to December 8th and Panama’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception. That’s nearly 10 months!
But how to bring a great big smile to the mother in your life this year?
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