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About Mothers Day

Mothers are always seen as the embodiment of love and there is no relationship better than a mother and her child. That is why, to honor the mother of the family as well as motherhood and maternal bonds, a special day is celebrated. And, this special day is known as Mothers Day. It is the day to honor a mother, motherhood, and the influence of mothers in society. Mothers Day is celebrated on various days in various countries around the world. But most commonly, it is celebrated in the months of March or May.

In countries like India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Bangladesh, Germany, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United States, Switzerland, etc, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In countries like Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, etc, the celebration is observed on March 21. Whereas, in Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam, etc, it is celebrated on March 08 in conjunction with International Womens Day. Likewise, there are numerous countries that have their own date for the celebration of Mothers Day.

Origin of Mothers Day

Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1907 by Anna Jarvis. At that time, she held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make Mothers Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905. It is the year her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis died. Ann Reeves Jarvis was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers of the American Civil War regardless of their side. Furthermore, she also created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. She and another peace activist Julia Ward Howe had been urging for the creation of a Mother’s Day dedicated to peace. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor their wish and also wanted to set aside a day to honor all mothers. She believed a mother is a person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.

In 1908, the U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother's Day an official holiday. They joked about the proposal and said that they would also have to proclaim a Mother-in-law's Day. But, Anna Jarvis did not leave her effort and by 1911 all United states observed the holiday. Some of them officially recognized Mother's Day as a local holiday in which West Virginia, Jarvis' home state, was the first in 1910. Thereafter, in 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mothers Day as a national holiday to honor mothers and to be held on the second Sunday in May annually.

Why Do We Celebrate Mothers Day?

A mother is someone who sacrifices all her wishes for his child and also loves his child the most. A mother is someone who does everything to keep her child safe as well as happy. So, it is our responsibility to show gratitude as well as respect to our mother on the occasion of Mothers Day. Moreover, it is the perfect day when you can make your mother realize that you love and care for her very much. Furthermore, you can celebrate this day by cutting a cake with her as well as by ordering some lovely gifts for her. You can even make her feel happy as well as loved by spending the day with her.