Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by Freddy on May-7-2011

The very word ‘mother’ fills us with all the sweetness, hugs, and kisses, we owe to our moms. Only a mom can understand the storm of feelings of her children and make them learn how to deal and overcome it. By pouring undying and eternal love throughout their lives, mothers have their hands and hearts filled with overflowing care and affection.

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world. Many of these have histories can be traced back to ancient festivals. The first celebrations in honor of mothers were held in the spring in ancient Greece. They paid tribute to Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 17th century, England honored mothers on “Mothering Sunday,” celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent.Ancient Romans celebrated a holiday in honor of Cybele, a mother goddess, March 22-25 – the celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome. In the British Isles and Celtic Europe, the goddess Brigid, and later her successor St. Brigid, were honored with a spring Mother’s Day, connected with the first milk of the ewes.

In most countries, Mother’s Day is a recent observance derived from the holiday as it has evolved in America. When it was adopted by other countries and cultures, it was given different meanings, associated to different events and celebrated in a different date or dates. Some countries already had existing celebrations honoring motherhood, and their celebrations have adopted several external characteristics from the US holiday, like giving carnations and other presents to your own mother. The extent of the celebrations varies greatly. In some countries, it is potentially offensive to one’s mother not to mark Mother’s Day. In others, it is a little-known festival celebrated mainly by immigrants, or covered by the media as a taste of foreign culture.

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, it is time to celebrate the most beautiful relationship of mother-child. On this Mother’s Day, let your actions speak volume rather than just those simple words. There is nothing better than giving a hug to your mother on this grand occasion.

Happy Mother’s Day

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