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The tradition of celebrating Mother’s Day goes back a long time and it has been done by many different cultures at different times. To pinpoint exactly when and where the tradition started is almost impossible. Even among European countries the date it is celebrated, and the origin of this day varies from country to country. However the one thing they all have in common is that, one day of the year was picked to celebrate the concept of motherhood. In many instances it was tied to an existing religious holiday. In ancient Greece for example the tradition starts with celebrating the mother of Greek gods, Cybele.
We can see this trend in Christian cultures where a Sunday of a given month is picked to celebrate the Virgin Mary. In most Christian dominated countries this tradition exists to this day. In the US for example, the 2nd Sunday of May is the official Mothers Day date. Other examples would be the 4th Sunday of Lent is chosen to celebrate Mothers day such as UK and Ireland. However in many Middle Eastern countries a specific date is followed. In these countries it coincides with the Vernal Equinox (March 21). This is connected with the Islamic tradition of celebrating the birthday of Prophet Mohammed’s daughter. We can see a similar trend in just about every culture in the world.
Today Mothers day is one of the most celebrated holidays, second only to Christmas. The most popular activities include sending Mothers Day cards, flowers, dining in a restaurant or attending a concert together. In fact businesses that cater to this holiday are known to gear up in advance to meet the huge demand. Ultimately all of this celebration is about one thing, and that is to celebrate the unconditional love, that can only be given by mother. It is a day where we all say thank you to a person all of us owe so much. Celebrating the love and patience of a mother has a universal appeal to it.
Some of the most famous poets such as Henry Van Dyke, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, and Howard Johnson have written poems in honor of Mother’s Day. Many people choose to write their own Mothers Day poems and send it as a card. Writing a letter or poem for mum on mothers day will have a sentimentality all of its own. Other gift ideas include a relaxing day at a spa or jewelry. Giving books and personalized perfume are also great ways to celebrate this special day.