Mother's Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the US, Mother's Day is usually the 2nd Sunday in May. The American incarnation of Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official US holiday in 1914. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother's Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards, and other gifts.
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother's Day is the early Christian festival known as "Mothering Sunday."
Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their "mother church" - the main church in the vicinity of their home - for a special service.
Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation.
Date: Monday, May 8th, 2023
Note: This is an All Day Event
Categories: Holiday / Observance