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According to Day for Mothers, the
history of Mother's Day is centuries old and goes back to the times of ancient
Greeks, who held festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. The early
Christians celebrated the Mother's festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent to
honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Interestingly, later on a religious order
stretched the holiday to include all mothers, and named it as the Mothering
Sunday. The English colonists settled in America discontinued the tradition of
Mothering Sunday because of lack of time. In 1872 Julia Ward Howe organized a
day for mothers dedicated to peace. It is a landmark in the history of Mother's
In 1907, Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948), a Philadelphia schoolteacher, began a
movement to set up a national Mother's Day in honor of her mother, Ann Maria
Reeves Jarvis. She solicited the help of hundreds of legislators and prominent
businessmen to create a special day to honor mothers. The first Mother's Day
observance was a church service honoring Anna's mother. Anna handed out her
flowers, the white carnations, on the occasion as they represent sweetness,
purity, and patience. Anna's hard work finally paid off in the year 1914, when
President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as a national
holiday in honor of mothers.
Slowly and gradually the Mother's day became very popular and
gift giving activity increased.
Regardless of Jarvis's worries, Mother's Day has flourished in the United
States. Actually, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of
the year. Although Anna may not be with us but the Mother's day lives on and has
spread to various countries of the world. Many countries throughout the world
celebrate Mother's Day at various times during the year, but some such as
Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium also celebrate Mother's
Day on the second Sunday of May.