About Mother's Day

There is one relationship in this mortal life which effortlessly scores above all other known relationships on this Earth. Feeling confused? Don't scratch your head too much as that extraordinary relationship is none other than that of mother which is truly priceless in terms of her countless love, dedication and devotion towards her family. To acknowledge the presence of all mothers around the globe, mother's day is celebrated across more than 46 countries of the world. This is truly a special day for the mothers who are mostly under rated in this male dominant society. Let us throw some more lights into the occasion with the help of various detailed information in the form of the origin, reason for celebration, modes of celebration and other such data.

Origin of Mother's Day

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The present day celebration of the Mother's day began in the year 1908 when Anna Jarvis organized a memorial for her mother Ann Jarvis, a peace activist that used to care the wounded soldiers of the American Civil War. The event was held at the St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virgina which currently holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Anna Jarvis began in the task of getting support for the celebration of mother's day in United States in 1905 after her mother died the same year. She wanted to honour all the mothers of the world who have done a lot for their family and society.

Due to her continuous efforts, most of the US states by 1911 started celebrating the mother's day as a local holiday and the West Virgina, the home state of Jarvis became the first state to declare the holiday for the occasion in the year 1910. Finally, the Second Sunday of May was officially designated as the Mother's day in USA and was declared as a national holiday after Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of United States of America signed the proclamation in year 1914. In this way, the present Mother's day came into existence in USA and the same date is also selected by countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Italy, Singapore, Belgium and a lot more other countries.

Why do we Celebrate the Mother's Day?

Mother's day is an occasion which is celebrated in various parts of the world to express respect, honour and love towards mothers. The day is an event to honour the contribution of mothers, acknowledge the efforts of maternal bonds and the role of mothers in our society. Although, different countries celebrate the occasion on different dates but the common months of the celebrations are March or May. Mother's day is a similar effort like other celebrations like Father's Day, Siblings Day, Grandparents Day and others.

It is a day which makes people remember the importance and significance of mothers in their life and is observed as a day to give a special emphasis to the motherly figures around the world.