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Mother's Day History

Mother's Day History
Origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work of the pioneering women of their times, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis that the day came into existence. Today the festival of Mothers day is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well wisher. 

Earliest History of Mothers Day
The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. 

Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome. 

Early Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.

History of Mother's Day: Mothering Sunday
The more recent history of Mothers Day dates back to 1600s in England. Here aMothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter) to honor mothers. After a prayer service in church to honor Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers. 

On the occasion, servants, apprentices and other employees staying away from their homes were encouraged by their employers to visit their mothers and honor them. Traditionally children brought with them gifts and a special fruit cake or fruit-filled pastry called a simnel. Yugoslavs and people in other nations have observed similar days. 

Custom of celebrating Mothering Sunday died out almost completely by the 19th century. However, the day came to be celebrated again after World War II, when American servicemen brought the custom and commercial enterprises used it as an occasion for sales. 

History of Mother's Day: Julia Ward Howe
The idea of official celebration of Mothers day in US was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872. An activist, writer and poet Julia shot to fame with her famous Civil War song, "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Julia Ward Howe suggested that June 2 be annually celebrated as Mothers Day and should be dedicated to peace. She wrote a passionate appeal to women and urged them to rise against war in her famous Mothers Day Proclamation, written in Boston in 1870. She also initiated a Mothers' Peace Day observance on the second Sunday in June in Boston and held the meeting for a number of years. Julia tirelessly championed the cause of official celebration of Mothers Day and declaration of official holiday on the day. Her idea spread but was later replaced by the Mothers' Day holiday now celebrated in May. 

History of Mother's Day: Anna Jarvis
Mothers Day OriginAnna Jarvis is recognised as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. Though Anna Jarvisnever married and never had kids, she is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day, an apt title for the lady who worked hard to bestow honor on all mothers.

Anna Jarvis got the inspiration of celebrating Mothers Day from her own mother Mrs Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis in her childhood. An activist and social worker, Mrs Jarvis used to express her desire that someday someone must honor all mothers, living and dead, and pay tribute to the contributions made by them. 

A loving daughter, Anna never forgot her mothers word and when her mother died in 1905, she resolved to fulfill her mothers desire of having a mothers day. Growing negligent attitude of adult Americans towards their mothers and a desire to honor her mothers soared her ambitions.

To begin with Anna, send Carnations in the church service in Grafton, West Virginia to honor her mother. Carnations were her mothers favorite flower and Anna felt that they symbolised a mothers pure love. Later Anna along with her supporters wrote letters to people in positions of power lobbying for the official declaration of Mothers Day holiday. The hard work paid off. By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union and on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. 

History of Mother's Day: Present Day Celebrations
Today Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries including US, UK, India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. People take the day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. The day has become hugely popular and in several countries phone lines witness maximum traffic. There is also a tradition of gifting flowers, cards and others gift to mothers on the Mothers Day. The festival has become commercialised to a great extent. Florists, card manufacturers and gift sellers see huge business potential in the day and make good money through a rigorous advertising campaign. 

It is unfortunate to note that Ms Anna Jarvis, who devoted her life for the declaration of Mothers Day holiday was deeply hurt to note the huge commercialisation of the day. ....

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Mother's Love
~Author Unknown

Her love is like
an island in life's ocean,
vast and wide

A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.

Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there....
Mother's Day Alphabet Poem

A Mother's Day Alphabet Poem
by Kelly Haugen

A is for the Apple of your eye,
yes Mom, I am your sweetie pie.

B is for the best Mom on the Earth!
I want to give you all you are worth.

C is for the crying I did as a baby.
Ok, it was more like screaming maybe?

D is for the dimples when you make me laugh,
which seems to be every hour and a half.

E is for everything you do for me,
including helping when I was stuck in that tree.

H is for the happy times that we share.
For each and every one, nothing can compare.

I is for the interest you take in all that I do,
not to mention, teaching me to follow all the way through.

J is for the jam you add to my bread.
Remember the mess? It was strawberry red.

K is for the kiss you give me before bed,
as you turn off the light that shines overhead.

L is for the laughter as you listen to my jokes
about giant oaks and little folks.

M is for the memories we make everyday
as we laugh and sing and make up a play.

N is for the nights when I could not sleep
and all of the times you helped me count sheep.

O is for those ornery times which are not so much fun,
yet you stayed by my side until they were done.

P is for the picnics we had in my tree house.
I will never forget when you screamed at the mouse.

Q is for the questions I always ask.
After the first 20, was it a terrible task?

R is for the reasons you teach me right from wrong,
lessons that will last all of my life long.

S is for the sharing you never fail to do
whenever I holler, "I want one too!"

T is for the trouble that I sometimes make.
Always saying "I am sorry, I made a mistake."

U is for the understanding that you show
every time I say, "I don't know!"

V is for the virtues you instill in me.
Maybe they will lead me to a law degree.

W is for the wonder of every milestone,
yet allowing me to reach them on my own.

X is for the x-ray when I broke my arm.
Remember? I was playing on Grandma's farm.

Y is for yours, something I will always be,
even when I am to big to bounce on your knee.

Z is for the zillion ways you show your love for me!
Something I will never forget, I guarantee!

Happy Mother's Day....

Very Sweet Discussion Think Pink



thx dear .....
So nice of u u r great Think Pink
thx 

nice and informative discussion Think Pink.....

May Allah bless us all with love of our parents.

as every day must be parents day by taking care of them and respecting them but through this type of particular celebration we can give tribute to our parents who make us able to move in this society. rest i want to dedicate few lines of mine to my mother and the all mothers of this world. May Allah bless us all

 

Tum hi tu ho jise main apna kehti hoon
Tum hi ko deakh kr hansti, tum hi ko na pa kr roti hoon
Tumhare bina ye duniya, k jyse ho ik qabristan
Tumhare hoontoon ki muskan deakhne ko main jeeti hoon
Wo tumhara mujh ko dantna kabhi bura na lage ga
Gar le lo tum mujh se meri jaan, kabhi bura na lage ga
Uper se ho khafa, under se hai pyar...
Tera ye haq jatane ka andaz bemisal
Kon kehta hai teri BADDUA lagti hai???
Tu BADDUA deti hai, tu bhi DUA lagti hai

 



Although this is a part of indian drama... but achi cheez jahan sey b mily we should appreciate and personally i love this.

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