The History And Origins of Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is celebrated on different days around the world. In many countries, including India, Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday of May every year, and this year, the celebration will fall on May 8, 2022. 

Mother's Day 2022 Significance and History:

Mother's Day celebrates the contributions our mothers make in our lives which gets overlooked many times. Their efforts are often taken for granted. Moreover, our mothers rarely have time to care for themselves because society's set patriarchal standards make them believe they shouldn't take a break. Caring for their kids and families becomes their top priority. However, things shouldn't be this way. So, why not remind ourselves on Mother's Day to always make our mothers feel appreciated for what they do for us and stand for their rights. On this day, we also acknowledge the unquantifiable and selfless contribution every mother has made to her children's success. It is a day to thank her for everything.

Mother's Day was first celebrated in the early 1900s. In 1908, in the US, Anna Jarvis wished to commemorate Mother's Day as a recognised holiday to honour her mother, Ann Reese Jarvis, a peace activist who had passed away three years prior. In 1914, US President Woodrow Wilson declared it a national holiday. While in India, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, it is marked on various days in the different countries.

Source: Hindustan Times 

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