Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May and this year it is on May 9. Mothers are God’s unique gift to children and the world celebrates the supreme sacrifices made by mothers for their children. It also celebrates the unconditional love that a woman has for her children. They say, “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”
Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the US, in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis wished to commemorate Mother’s Day as a recognised holiday to honour her mother, Ann Reese Jarvis who was a peace activist and had passed away three years prior.
Anna had a memorial for her mother in St. Andrews Methodist Church in West Virginia – which is now the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Anna Jarvis wanted to honour her mother as she believed that a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
This day is also celebrated on different days in different countries. While in India it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In the UK it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of March to honour the Mother Church on Christian Mothering Sunday. Greece celebrates thid day on February 2.
Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the US in 1908. Jarvis wished to commemorate thid day as a recognised holiday to honour her mother.
Even though mothers should be in our thoughts and prayers each day, but it is always nice to have one special day to make your mother feel loved, cherished and to show her how much you shower your unconditional love upon her.