Mother′s Day


         In the U.S. Mothers’ Day is a holiday celebrated on second Sunday in May. It is a day when children honor their mothers with cards, gifts, and flowers. First observance in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1907, it is based on suggestions by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 and by Anna Jarvis in 1907.

  Although it wasn’t celebrated in the U.S. until 1907, there were days honoring mothers even in the days of ancient Greece. In those days, however, it was Rhea, the Mother of the gods that was given honor.

  Later, in the 1600’s, in England there was an annual observance called “Mothering Sunday.” It was celebrated during June, on the fourth Sunday. On Mothering Sunday, the servants, who generally lived with their employers, were encouraged to return home and honor their mothers. It was traditional for them to bring a special cake along to celebrate the occasion.

  In the U.S., in 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death, the 2nd Sunday of May. The next year Mother’s Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia.

  Jarvis and others began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother’s Day. They were successful. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day a national observance that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.

  Many other countries of the world celebrate their own Mother’s Day at different times throughout the year. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, as in the U.S.

        5 on the second Sunday is Mother’s Day, held all over the world to celebrate the activities to celebrate the great maternal love.

  Perhaps you do not know, Mother’s Day initiative originated in the United States, West Virginia, Catherine Lord, a Dayton City School Day.

  In 1876, the Civil War the United States still mourn the dead. Chavez, Mrs. Anna (Anna Jarvis) taught at the Chapel of Remembrance Day American curriculum, talked about the battle of the heroes who died in the story, she prayed, said: “I hope that somewhere, sometime, someone will create a Mother’s Day, to commemorate and pay tribute to the mother of the United States and all over the world. ”

  Mrs. Chavez Her Chapel Service for over 25 years, at 72 years old when she died, 41

  Year-old daughter, Anna, determined to create a Mother’s Day, to realize his mother many years ago, the desire to pray.

  Anna has written to the lot of famous people, asking them to support the establishment of Mother’s Day, to promote filial piety, initially lukewarm, but she was not discouraged, to continue to appeal to all walks of life.

  May 12, 1907, Andrea Anna Methodist church at the invitation should be for mothers to hold a worship ceremony. The following year, this ceremony was held in Philadelphia, met with enthusiastic response, he finally won Virginia governor support, and in 1910 the state announced the establishment of Mother’s Day.

  Then, a number of American states and Canada, Mexico and so on Mother’s Day has given recognition ceremony held to celebrate.

  By 1914, President Woodrow Wilson brought to the United States Congress passed a resolution will be scheduled for Mother’s Day holiday for the whole of the United States, and urged people to “openly express our beloved mother.” Around the world soon follow suit, thus become the “International Mother’s Day.”

  Anna the original proposal to the death of her mother’s day May 10 as the date of Mother’s Day, but after it convenient for people to Tianlun, then selected in May at the second Sunday of Mother’s Day.

with my dear mom!

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4 Responses to Mother′s Day

  1. The Hook says:

    Great in-depth analysis of Mom’s special day. Excellent work!

  2. yingyingxue says:

    In fact,that was copied!haha

  3. Great Post on Mother’s Day! Where in China are you from? I used to stay in Guangzhou and Hong Kong! I miss it and would love the opportunity to take Bugaboo there one day when he gets a little older!

  4. yingyingxue says:

    thanks!i currently live in Guangxi for studying!

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