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46 Countries Celebrate Mother's Day but where did Mother's Day come from?
Sat, Jul 31st 2010, 09:37am
In Greece the ancient spring festival giving homage to Rhea the Mother of Gods was a festival in the spring time that honoured Mothers. The people of Greece would celebrate this festival by giving their Mother's Gifts of cakes, drinks and flowers when the sun started rising, nowadays we would take Mum a nice cup of tea and breakfast in bed! Those who did not revere this ceremony where regarded as being disrespectful to their Mother's. The Catholic practice of giving praise to Mary, Mother of God is a celebration of Motherhood and the Virgin Mary is the Patron Saint of Spain where Mother's Day is called Dia Del Madre and celebrated on the first Sunday in May. The Irish have a similar tradition dating back to times when domestic servants were given a day off to go to church and worship the Virgin Mary and after church they would visit their Mothers. This became known as going-a-mothering and on their way home these domestic servants who were mostly young children would pick wild flowers for their mothers. On arrival at their homes they would present their mothers with gifts and all the family would have an Easter feast which often included a very rich fruit cake called simnel. This day became known as Mothering Sunday. In France however Mother's Day, Fete des Meres is on the last Sunday of May In Britain, Mother's Day is always on the fourth Sunday in lent.
In Nepal the Hindu's celebrate "Mata Tirtha Aunshi" which is similar to our Mother's Day. Mother's Day in America was deemed to be a national holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson and it has become one of the largest gift giving days and a massive boost to restaurants, flowers sellers, gift shops and greeting card suppliers. Mother's Day came about due to the campaign by Anna Jarvis a spinster and clergyman's daughter who wanted all Mothers to be remembered after they passed away. Mother's Day in Yugoslavia is a strange affair where children blackmail their Mother's by tying them up and demanding payment (usually in the form of sweets) before releasing them! In Bangladesh the Ratnagarva Ma Award is presented to select Mothers as recognition of their importance to society.
Nigeria celebrates Mother's Day on the same day as the UK and in India the Pathare Prabhu caste celebrates Mother's Day on the 19th of August. Mother's in India are given gifts garments like Saris and Kurtas. Mutterstag, officially recognised in 1933 is the German Mother's Day and takes place on the second Sunday of May. In Mexico a special mass takes place on Mother's Day, May the tenth and like the ancient Greek tradition it is celebrated with an early morning meal and Mums get breakfast in bed in Australia who celebrate Mother's Day on the same date. Our Mothers have and always will be dear to us, she was the one that carried us inside her and gave us the most precious gift of life therefore we should show her our utmost appreciation and reward her with a precious gift. The challenge when Mother's Day comes around is to find an unforgettable and unique gift of love, a gift idea that will make Your Mum's day so very special. So this year forget a last minute bunch of Flowers or a box of chocolates from the corner shop, put some thought in to your gift purchase and Get Personal with your gift giving.