Mother’s Day is observed each year on the second Sunday in May. This year 2017 the date will be the 14th of May. It is a time to honour mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their contribution to family and society.
In recent times it has become a day to celebrate and show how our Mother’s, grandmothers,, and great grandmothers are appreciated loved and respected.
Much of the way we celebrate Mother’s Day now stems from two American women, Julia Ward Howe an early women’s activist who celebrated peace and motherhood. Julia decried the carnage of the American Civil War in the late 1800’s and Ms Anna Jarvis who dedicated time and effort to have the celebration recognised in honour of her mother.
In 1908, Anna petitioned the superintendent of the church where her Mother had spent over 20 years teaching Sunday School. Her request was honoured, and on May 10, 1908, the first official Mother’s Day celebration took place at Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia and a church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The West Virginia event drew a congregation of 407 and Anna Jarvis arranged for white carnations — her Mother’s favourite flower — to adorn the patrons. Two carnations were given to every Mother in attendance.
Today Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries including US, UK, India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium.
People take the day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. The day has become hugely popular, people make a day of visiting and acknowledging their MUM’s. There is also a tradition of gifting flowers, cards and others gift to mothers on the Mother’s Day, a lovely way to say” thanks” and “ I Love You” .
Flowers on the Hilltop Glendene can send out to your Mum if you’re not able to be together on this special day.See what gorgeous gifts and flowers are available.