The History of Mothers Day

From NWPCOC to you, happy late Mother's Day! We are thinking of those who are mothers, those who have lost mothers, mothers who have lost children, and those who are yearning to be mothers! In fact, Mother's Day has a deep and interesting history. 

Mother's Day was first incarnated in America in 1908 by Anna Jarvis and became an official U.S holiday in 1914. However, celebrations of mothers can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who celebrated the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. A more modern precedent for Mother's Day can also be seen in the Christian holiday of "Mothering Sunday". This was once a major celebration in the UK and Europe and would consist of returning to one's "mother church" (their hometown church) for a special service. It later transformed to a holiday in which children would present their mothers with gifts and flowers! The popularity of this celebration died out, but later picked up again with the establishment of the Mother's Day holiday in America! (History.com)

Read more about the history of Mother's Day here: The History of Mother's Day


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