The Surprising Origins of Mother's Day: A Celebration of Love, Poetry, and Art
Are you ready to show your mom how much you care? Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to honor the woman who gave you life and love. But do you know the history of this special holiday?
Believe it or not, Mother's Day has its roots in ancient Greek and Roman traditions that celebrated motherhood and fertility. Later on, the Christian Church adopted these celebrations and dedicated the fourth Sunday of Lent to honoring Mary, the mother of Jesus.
However, the modern version of Mother's Day as we know it was created by a woman named Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century. Jarvis, who was deeply inspired by her own mother's sacrifices and devotion, campaigned tirelessly for a national holiday to honor all mothers.
Finally, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. Since then, this holiday has become a global phenomenon, with people of all ages and cultures expressing their gratitude and affection for their moms.
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