The History of Mother’s Day:
Have you ever wondered where Mother’s Day originated from? Nearly every country in the world has their own version of Mother’s Day, but most Western countries celebrate it in May. So, the question we keep asking ourselves is, where did it originate from?
Celebrations in ancient Greece:
May is springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore, the earliest version of Mother’s Day was the celebration which happened in ancient Greece during spring. It was an annual festival which was dedicated to the goddess and honoured Rhea, the mother of many of the well-known Greek gods.
Celebrations for the Christians:
Christians had a version of Mother’s Day which was a Sunday, where they celebrated the Virgin Mary. It was then changed in the United Kingdom to a holiday celebrated by all mothers, which was named Mothering Sunday. This version was celebrated in March and the US and South Africa celebrated their Mothering Sunday in May.
Mother’s Day today:
Over the years, Mother’s Day has become all about celebrating our mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers and mother in-laws. We spoil them with gifts, make cards and surprise our moms with breakfast in bed. It is known as the day to give our mothers a “day off” to relax.
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