Mother is someone whose importance cannot be properly framed with words. Hence, a day to properly acknowledge and celebrate a day with her is really amazing. However, the entire credit to the origin of this day goes to the Ancient Roman and Greek people. The hard work of the ladies was seen and people started a day to celebrate in the form of a festival. Moreover, now this day is gaining a lot of acceptance from all the people across the world. People all over the world grab the opportunity to honor and thank their mom for the efforts they give in order to raise their child in a perfect way with the regularity and consistency in their efforts. Here is some brief History & Origins of Mothers Day.
Brief history about Mother’s day :
The early belief of this day goes to the spring festival where the Greek dedicated the day to acknowledge the maternal goddesses. Wife of Cronus, Rhea and many other deities as per the Greek mythology was worshipped on the day.
Moreover, the ancient people of Rome celebrated a special spring festival named as Hilaria which was dedicated to the Cybele who is a mother Goddess. You need to mark this that the ceremonies celebrated in past as a respect for the Cybele begun almost 250 years ago before the arrival of Lord Jesus Christ. The celebration basically included masquerades, games, and parades. However, the outcome of the celebration led the followers to be banished from the place of Rome.
Even the people belonging to the Christian community celebrated this day on the Fourth Sunday of the lent in order to honor the mother Marry who is even mother of Lord Jesus Christ. Amazingly, in England, the week holidays were further expanded so that the celebration could even include all the mothers. Hence, it was further renamed as the Mothering Sunday.
Mothering Sunday celebrated by the people of England :
A Mothering Sunday is celebrated by the people in England in order to honor their mother personally. When the prayer service within the holy Church gets over, as an honor to the Mother Mary, children bring flowers, card, and gift to the place and present it to their mothers.
The best part is that even the people who were staying out of place due to their involvement in work are too encouraged to go to their hometown and visit their mothers. As per the tradition, these children use to carry flowers and gifts in order to pay tribute to all the mothers. You may find it quite surprising that in some place even an official day as the holiday was marked. This was mainly with the motive to acknowledge the efforts of the women in the past wars. However, the days were later then replaced to be given the name of Mothers Day.
Mothers Day celebration :
Now, Mother Day is celebrated all across the world. People seek this day as the best opportunity to present flowers, special gifts, and card in order to show their love. Even this day has been further commercialized in real terms. All the florist and gift sellers even find it a good potential to make money via proper advertisement campaign. You will find a special corner having a good variety of dedicated gifts kept for this day.
However, Ms. Anna Jarvis was highly disappointed to find how the day was used in a commercialized manner. She gave her entire life for the declaration of Mother Day as a day and was badly hurt by the way people took this day with a profit motive.