Today we celebrate “Mothers Day” – It is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of May.
The modern Mother’s Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for each family to honor their mother, and it’s now celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father’s Day, the celebration honoring fathers.
Different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins.
One school of thought claims this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece, which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of Greek gods. This festival was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor and eventually in Rome itself from the Ides of March (15 March) to 18 March. The ancient Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day.
In addition to Mother’s Day, International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries on March 8.
Today is the day to remember all mothers of this world, the day to acknowledge their sufferings for their children and the day to show some gratefulness to them.
At Least go now and give your mom a warm kiss on this Mothers Day. I am sure that will make her happy.
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