THE HISTORY OF MOTHER’S DAY…

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Mother’s Day as we all know is a celebration of our Mums and all they are known for, is a day to show love, gratitude and appreciation to all wonderful mums everywhere, It is seen in different forms throughout the world.

They say that it has dated back as far as the ancient Greeks when they would celebrate Rhea, the Mother of the Gods and Goddesses, every spring with festivals of worship. The Romans also celebrated a mother Goddess, Cybele, every March as far back as 250BC.

The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting mums with flowers, cards and other gifts.

Mothering Sunday began…

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