Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of May to honor mothers across the world. Our mothers play a significant role in our lives, and without them, we wouldn’t exist. Thus, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May every year. On this day, all should come together to honor our mothers and give them the love and respect they deserve.
History of Mother’s Day
In 1858, Ann Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized Mother’s workday to help reduce the death caused to the seepage of polluted water, insects, and sanitation. Also, before that, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, started celebrating a special day for the mothers and their peace. But these celebrations were missing after the Franco-Prussian war. She made a global appeal to all the women to stop the war as she felt that if women or mothers put their voices together in the war situation, it might help prevent the loss of human life. This call for peace by women was a success in Boston, but it disappeared in the years of World War I.
Then, Mother Jarvis, a community health advocate, organized women brigades during the civil war and asked the workers to help the mothers in the best possible way. In addition, she also organized various mother’s day clubs that would help address the health issues and childbearing issues. In 1868, she took the initiative to help and heal the problems between the Union members and the Confederates.
In 1905, after the death of Ann Jarvis, her daughter campaigned for a national observance holiday to honor her mother. Anna Jarvis wrote several letters to the President to seek approval for this holiday. In May 1907, the West Virginia Methodist Church in Grafton, where Ann Jarvis had taught, arranged Mother’s Day service on the second Sunday of May.
In 1912, the West Virginia Governor and in 1913, Pennsylvania’s Governor announced Mother’s Day. Following these countries in 1914, the US announced the second Sunday in May as a day to pay tribute to motherhood. It became an official holiday when President Woodrow Wilson declared it. This day became a day to express love and affection for the mothers who have made our lives possible on this beautiful planet.
Mother’s day is celebrated at different times in different countries; however, even at other times, the celebrations for a mother’s day are important as it is a memorable day. A mother’s day is important for both kid and mother, and hence it can be one good reason for celebrations. Below mentioned are some tips on celebrating the mother’s day:
- Give your mother breakfast in bed
- Gift her flowers
- Give your mother a day off from the regular work
- Spend some quality time with your mother
- Give her a gift
- Pamper her
Let us honor the most important and valuable person in our life, i.e. our mother. Celebrate this one day to make her feel special and pampered.