Mother’s Day 2019 Origin, History, Significance, Celebration: Mother’s Day is a celebration of honoring the mother of the family all around the world. The day is celebrated every year on various days in parts of the world in order to honor motherhood, maternal bonds, as well as the influence of mothers in society.
The day is most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements other similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and also Grandparents Day. This year in 2019, the Mother’s Day is going to be celebrated on Sunday, 12 May 2019.
When Is Mother’s Day 2019 In USA, & Canada?
Mother’s Day 2019 in the USA & Canada will be observed on Sunday, 12 May
Mother’s Day Origin and History
However there are several theories on how Mother’s Day came into being, but the popular one states that it was all initiated by Anna Jarvis.
The modern Mother’s day started in the United States, at the initiative of Anna Jarvis in the initial 20th century. This is not straight related to the lot of traditional celebrations of mothers as well as motherhood that have been present all over the world for more than thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (initially a celebration of Mother Church, not motherhood).
On the other hand, in some of the nations, Mother’s Day is still synonymous with these older traditions.
Anna Jarvis had held a commemorative for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church which at the present holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. She selected the second Sunday for the celebration as it was the Sunday nearby to her mother’s demise. Jarvis just wanted to respect her mother and set aside a day for every mother as she used to believe that a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
In 1908, the U.S. Congress excluded a proposal to create Mother’s Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to declare a “Mother-in-law’s Day”. On the other hand, remaining to the struggles of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all U.S. states witnessed the holiday, with some of them officially celebrating Mother’s Day as a local holiday. The first Mother’s Day holiday was being observed in West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state, in the year 1910. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a public statement entitling Mother’s Day where he held the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Significance of Mother’s Day
Every mother is very special and no one can compare her love and hard work with others. She is one and only and truly irreplaceable. Mother’s Day is a special occasion when the entire world decides to express their love, care and regards to their mother. Mothers around the world are pampered on this day as they have sacrificed various opportunities just for their children and family. A Mother plays a very important role in our life and their impact towards their family and society is just incredible and therefore, Mother’s Day honors and salutes all the mothers of the family, motherhood and maternal bonds, as well as the impact of mothers in the society.
Mother’s Day Celebration
Children show their appreciation and thankfulness to their mothers by providing them gifts comprising everything from greeting cards and flowers to jewelry and expensive gifts and various other things in order to thank their mothers.
In the meantime, in some parts of Europe and the UK, people observe the Mothering Sunday to pay tribute to their mothers. However initially it was associated with religion in the nation, ultimately it lost the connections to the church. It has grown into a secular day and is considered as a family day to thank mothers.
We wish all the mothers around the world a Happy Mother’s Day!