Mother’s Day is a beautiful holiday to celebrate the number one lady in our life. It seems fitting that Mother’s Day comes along around the same time as the flowers come to bloom. The holiday is significant to so many of us, as more than just celebrating mothers, but also celebrating life and the women who have shaped us. Mothers have guided us, touched us, and given us the best of themselves. Mothers are resources more valuable than gold, and if we could, we’d celebrate Mother’s day every day.
What is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s day is the day of the year when we celebrate mothers and motherhood. Usually, it is observed by children honoring their mothers; however, it isn’t limited to only that. Husbands and partners may celebrate their wives or mothers to their children; maternal figures other than moms may also be celebrated. For some, mom is the woman who brought them into the world, while for others, mom is the woman who stepped in where their own mom couldn’t. Regardless of who mom is to you, Mother’s Day is the day to celebrate that person and the impact that mothers have made on the world around us.
The History of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day can be traced back to the early celebrations of Spring in ancient Greece; to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. However, in the United States, Mother’s Day was founded by Anna Reeves Jarvis to honor her deceased mother. Anna’s mother was responsible for organizing women’s groups in the community to promote health and friendship. Additionally, many women’s peace groups promoted the holiday as a means of favoring peace instead of war. It has since become a recognized holiday in the United States to honor the mothers we love.
When is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day, in the United States, is annually celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is celebrated during a time when new life springs forth from the ground, much like how mothers bring new life into the world. This is also one reason why Mother’s Day is so closely associated with carnations.
Mothers Day Dates
This year Mothers Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 14, 2023
How is Mother’s Day celebrated?
Mother’s Day is celebrated in several ways, with traditions varying from household to household. Some like to spoil their mothers with breakfast in bed, handmade cards, and gifts. For other people, there is a tradition of attending Sunday mass with their mothers and having dinner with them. Traditionally, Mother’s day is seen as a family holiday, which is celebrated by family get-togethers. What could make mom happier than spending time with the ones she loves? Another staple of Mother’s Day is the flowers. Typically, carnations are handed out on Mother’s Day, though any of mom’s favorite flowers will do nicely.
Why we love Mother’s Day
We love Mother’s Day because we LOVE our mothers! Our mothers work hard, teach us to love, help us to grow, and give us the world.
Celebrating our moms is another way of celebrating life, love, and peace. In that perspective, how could we not love Mother’s day and all it stands for?
In conclusion: Mother’s Day is a beautiful holiday with significant history and meaning. Mother’s day is a celebration of the women who make our days brighter and more loving. When we celebrate this holiday, we are celebrating all of the mothers who held us together, embraced us, and loved us as we are and for who we have the potential to be.