Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration of motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Updated: June 17, 2020



Mother's Day 2019 occurs on Sunday. 


Mothers Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May as a special day to honor all mothers and motherhood. On this day we honor the women who raised us and all the mothers who sacrificed for their children.


Mother's Day is a celebration of motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Every day you should show respect and honor your mother. But this special day get a reason to celebrate with her and surprise her with her favorite gifts. Give her a special gift to show your love, affection, and care towards her.


Mother always look for your respect, affection and care. Moreover, She wants to know that their kids love and appreciate them. So this mother's day surprise her by gifting something special that will touch her heart. This will be a kind of showing appreciation and gratitude towards her for all that she has done for you.


Significance of Mother's day:

The modern Mother's day began in the United States, at the initiative of Ann Reeves Jarvis in the early 20th century. In 1908 Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia and since then modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated. St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine.


It is an annual event but is held at different dates in the calendar, depending on the country. Mother's Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May in most countries. USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, China, Japan, Philippines, and South Africa are some of among them. This year, Mother's Day will be observed on 12th May in most of the countries. In Arab countries, Mother's Day is celebrated on 21st March, while in East European Countries, it is observed on March 8th. In the United Kingdom & Ireland, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent, which is the annual period of Christian observance that precedes Easter.


In India, it is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. Indians do not celebrate the occasion as a religious event, and it is celebrated primarily in urban centers. 


Celebration:

People remember their mothers and mother figures on Mother's Day. Mother figures may include stepmothers, relatives, mothers-in-law, a guardian (eg. a foster parent), or a family friend. There are many different ways to celebrate Mother's Day. They include:

  • Giving cards, flowers, or cakes.
  • Family gatherings or visits.
  • Family breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and dinners either at home, at a cafe or at a restaurant.
  • Personal phone calls, particularly from children who live away from their mothers and/or mother figures.
  • Sending Mother's Day poems and messages.
  • Gifts of chocolate, jewelry, accessories, clothing, hobby equipment or tools, handmade items, or gift vouchers.
  • A day at the movies with mothers and/or mother figures.



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