Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. Why Mother’s Day is Celebrated Let’s know its history …
The credit for popularizing and celebrating Mother’s Day across the world goes to Anna M. Jarvis of America. Anna was born in West Virginia, USA. His mother Anna Rees Jarvis was a Sunday School teacher in a church for 2 decades.
Once upon a time. Her mother was referring to a text on the mother in the Bible during the Sunday School session. Jarvis was 12 years old at the time. His mother expressed a wish during the lesson. He heard his mother say, a day would come when many would dedicate a day to celebrate motherhood and motherhood. Till that time there were days dedicated only to men, which were celebrated. There was no day for women.
Two years after Anna’s mother died, Anna and her friends launched a campaign. He garnered public support for Mother’s Day national holiday. He observed that children usually forget their mother’s contribution. He wanted the children to respect her and appreciate her contributions when her mother was alive.
He hoped that when this day is celebrated as Mother’s Day, the relationship between mother and the whole family will be strengthened. On May 8, 1914, the United States Parliament declared Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. The then US President Woodrow Wilson also declared the day a national holiday.
Mother’s Day gets its roots in history:
The day was also dedicated to ancient Greece and Rome to motherhood and motherhood. They considered goddesses as mothers and organized celebrations in her honor. But modern Mother’s Day has its roots in ‘Mothering Sunday’.
It was celebrated by people of Christianity in many countries of England and Europe. Devotees used to gather for prayers at the main church on the fourth Sunday of the Lent season. The main church was known as the Mother Church. Over time it became celebrated to honor the mother. Children used to offer flowers and other things to their mothers as a token of love and respect.