This year, Mother’s Day will be observed on May 9th. Mothers are the most influential people in our lives, and they go to great lengths to help us hone our talents, abilities, and personalities. Every year, Mother’s Day is observed to honour a mother’s efforts on behalf of her child. To make this day special, people typically offer their mothers presents, flower bouquets, and other tokens of affection.
Mother’s Day is in the year 2021.
In different countries, this day is observed on different dates. In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day is commemorated on Christian Mothering Sunday on the fourth Sunday of March in honour of Mother Church. In Greece, the day is observed on February 2, while it is observed on March 21 in many Arab countries. Mother’s Day will be observed on May 9 in most other nations, including India.
History of Mother’s Day
In ancient Greece and Rome, Mother’s Day was commemorated by the worship of Goddess Rhea and Cybelle.
Another widely held theory is that Mother’s Day was first observed in the United States. Since her mother shared this wish, a woman named Anna Jarvis wanted a special day devoted to mothers.
In 1908, three days after her mother’s death, Anna took the initiative and arranged a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in West Virginia.
Although she did not attend the memorial, it is assumed that she sent a telegram to the attendees, emphasising the significance of the day with 500 white carnations.
After former American president Woodrow Wilson signed a declaration marking the second Sunday in May as a national holiday in 1914, Mother’s Day became an official holiday.