Mother’s Day is celebrated in honor of all mothers and their influence in society. The day is celebrated on different dates worldwide but in most countries, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. In 2023, Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 14.
Mother’s Day 2023: Know The History, Significance Behind The Day
The idea of celebrating Mother’s Day is not a recent one. It has been there for centuries and history shows that ancient Greeks and Romans also celebrated a festival in honor of their mothers. The Christian church started to celebrate Mothering Sunday, a holiday in honor of mothers, in the 16th century.
In the United States, the modern Mother’s Day celebration started in the early 20th century. Anna Jarvis was the person who is credited with starting the modern Mother’s Day celebration in the US. She started the celebration in memory of her mother, who was a peace activist, and worked to promote health and sanitation during the Civil War.
The first official Mother’s Day celebration was held in 1908, and it was declared a National Holiday in 1914. The day has been celebrated every year since then with love and affection.
Mother’s Day is celebrated worldwide and has different meanings and ways of celebration. Some countries celebrate it as a religious holiday, while in others, it is celebrated as a secular holiday. In some countries, it is a day to honor all mothers, while in others, it is a day to honor the mother of the family.
In India, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is a day to express love, care, and gratitude towards the mothers. The Indian culture has always put the mother on a very high pedestal. The day is celebrated by giving presents, cards, and flowers, or by taking the mother out for lunch or dinner.
Mother’s Day has gained much more significance in today’s society. It has become a day to express love and gratitude towards one’s mother, grandmother, or any other mother-like figure who has played a crucial role in one’s life. It is a day to acknowledge the countless sacrifices a mother makes for her child and to thank her for everything she has done.
In conclusion, Mother’s Day is a special day celebrated to honour and appreciate the great influence that mothers have in society. It is a day to show love, gratitude and express appreciation towards mothers and their contributions. Celebrating this day every year has become a tradition across different countries, cultures and religions to show the love for our mothers and communities.