The oldest celebration of Mother’s Day is mythological. Began in ancient Greece, for the festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto.
When Christianity began to be prevalent, are celebrations of pagan origin, came to be held in honor of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. This Christian festival was at the December 8, feast of the Immaculate Conception, a date that still remains as Mother’s Day in some countries. Later in the seventeenth century began to be held in England, “Mothering Sunday”, when the children brought gifts to their mothers and where many servants were given the day off to visit his parents.
In the early seventeenth century England began to dedicate the fourth Sunday of Lent to all mothers operatives. On this day they were exempt from their work so they could stay home with their children and their mothers. In this day called “Sunday Service to the Mother”, was celebrated with the preparation of a cake (cake).
In the U.S., the definitive establishment of Mother’s Day came from the hand of Anna Jarvis. Anna had lost her mother in 1905, and to honor his memory contacted many influential people to supporting in its request set as the ultimate Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May, the anniversary the death of his mother. Arriving in 1912 creating the International Mother’s Day to strengthen their initiative, which by then was already celebrated in many regions.
Finally in 1914 the U.S. Congress gave its approval to the date proposed by Anna Jarvis and Mother’s Day, and was declared a national holiday. Holiday that soon spread to many countries such as Peru, Chile, Brazil and Belgium among others.
Unfortunately, as in many celebrations of this kind, commercial interests began to prevail over the real meaning to its creator had set for today and for this reason, Ana Jarvis filed a lawsuit in 1923 to eliminate the holiday calendar that she had devised. Despite their many complaints about failed barely any support and died watching his ideal Women’s Day was replaced by a market and could not do anything about itl
More from Holidays
Send free religious New Year ecards, and online New Year greeting cards by email, facebook, whatsapp to friends and family I …