Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
~William Makepeace Thackeray
“A mother understands what a child does not say”,
this quote from an unknown person truly reciprocates, the attributes of a mother. According to the history of mother’s day celebration, the most earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring festivities of ancient Greece, honoring Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. The Romans thereby named the event as ‘Hilaria’, and observed the day on the Ides of March by making contributions in the temple of Cybele, who is regarded as the mother of the Gods. While in United States, in 1907, Anna Jarvis, a school teacher in Pennsylvania, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day.Ms. Jarvis influenced her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate
Mother’s Day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death, which happened to be on the 2nd Sunday of May on that year. The following year, celebration of Mother’s Day was held in Philadelphia with full honor and thus the occasion became popular all around the world and came to be observed on 2nd Sunday of May every year.
Since the day is meant to be special, the kids try out different crafts like ‘Sunflower pin cushion’, ‘Triple Fridge Clip’, ‘Button Bracelet’, ‘M-O-M Bracelet’ etc which can be made from easy to avail home materials. All these homemade crafts can be an ideal Mother’s Day gifts. More importantly one can also dedicate personalized poems, songs, paintings and flower baskets with heartwarming messages to his or her mom and make her feel special.
Also one can make special Mother’s Day recipes like ‘Chocolate Pudding Cake’, ‘Blueberry Cupcakes’, ‘Easy Turtle Candy’, ‘Buckeye Balls’ and ‘Baked Lasagna’. While in countries like Spain, the day has a religious significance as it is dedicated to mother Mary, while in UK the day is addressed as ‘mothering Sunday’, where mouthwatering Simnel cake is prepared and feasted by the whole family. Thus, Mother’s Day celebration is a time of grand affair around the world.