09 May 2013


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Mother’s Day is a celebration of mothers, motherhood, and the influence mothers have in our society. Although the date may vary from country to country, it is usually celebrated in March or May.

Celebrations honouring mothers have occurred throughout the world, and have been documented since Greek and Roman times.

The modern day version of our Mother’s Day originated from the USA. An American woman, Anna Jarvis, was responsible for the creation of the day to honour one’s mother in 1908. US President, Woodrow Wilson, made it an official national holiday in the United States in 1914.

The United Kingdom celebrates Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This holiday originates from the church and initially was unrelated to the American holiday. From the 16th century, Mothering Sunday was a day when mothers were reunited with their children, as young apprentices and women working in service were released by their masters for that weekend. The celebration waxed and waned but by the 1950s a more commercial Mothering Sunday began to be celebrated.



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