Mother's Day

Traditionally, Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May is celebrated. This is originated in the United States. In Catholic countries, mostly mothers on August 15, at Mary-at-Assumption, put in the limelight.

Celebrating Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May is a tradition in Denmark, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Belgium, America, Germany and the Netherlands.

Nice to a special day for your mom to celebrate, but frankly it is true that most retailers make efforts that this day is celebrated as much as possible.

The history of Mother

Mothers in many countries of the world celebrated, but not always on the same date.

In many (Catholic) countries will celebrate Mother's Day on August 15, the day-to-Assumption of Mary. In the Christian church is Mary the mother of Jesus. In France, Mother's Day celebrated on the first Sunday of June.

American example, this day is celebrated in the Netherlands since about 1925. The idea, in its most general form, is that the mothers, all year round family life have kept running and the lion's share of care responsibilities are fulfilled in this one day shall be exempted and placed on a pedestal. The most evident symbol of the opposite gender roles is well made by the children breakfast in bed. Thereafter, the mother by the smaller children too long in advance in school and beyond gift made a flower or any other gift, such as a soap or with a financial contribution father, a new household appliance. In turn, adult women often go to visit their mother, now grandmother, also with a small gift.

This form reflects the feast unmistakably a traditional conception of the mother role, however, that both the primary schools as by commerce, particularly horticulture, is kept alive. Despite reluctance by some against the contrived or commercial character of the mother's celebration party in the Netherlands seems a fair degree of popularity to know. In recent years, however, Mother increasingly supplanted by Valentine's Day as an opportunity to feelings of gratitude and affection to express.


Historically Mother makes part of a broader category celebrations to a certain part of the population festive honor. Late eighteenth century, during the Enlightenment, all parties were invented and, with limited success, held for example the elderly or the peasantry. Examples are also the grand reward of diligent students.

The origin of the Mother is present in America. Here, in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 12, 1907 for the first Mother's Day is celebrated. The initiative was taken by Anna Jarvis (1864-1948), daughter of the local Methodist minister. Her mother Ann Jarvis Reevers was active in adult education and thereby had campaigned "for better mothers, better homes, better men and women '. That thought seemed force to the hair a memorial mother's day for mothers living and dead "account. Her daughter took this plan eventually. The date for this Mother's Day she chose the second Sunday in May, the first Sunday after the death of her mother on May 9, 1905.

With great energy, Anna Jarvis Mother has sought to gain acceptance, initially mostly through Sunday schools and church youth groups and since 1912 through its established Mother's Day International Association. The same year, Mother's a general religious holiday for the Methodist Episcopal Church in America. The idea of ​​a Mother to keep, so that the hit from 1914, after accepting a law by Congress, a civil official holiday was.


From the beginning, flowers played an important role in the Mother's Day celebration. Anna Jarvis that looked like flowers, especially carnations were given to mothers who attended church services and were placed on the graves of deceased mothers. As Mother's Day was celebrated ever more widely, the diluted meant, more or less religious, putting the day and this is mixed with other, more mundane meanings. Naturally, this offered opportunities for the flower trade in America