1. Happy Mother’s Day 2017: Date, History & Celebrations

Happy Mother’s Day 2017: Date, History & Celebrations

Though there is no one day to show our love and honour for our mother, yet it is the time of the year that gives us a chance to express our gratitude to her for all the contribution and countless sacrifices.

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Though there is no one day to show our love and honour for our mother, yet it is the time of the year that gives us a chance to express our gratitude to her for all the contribution and countless sacrifices she is making to raise us, to say her thanks for all the hardships she is facing in our upbringing. Yes! It is Mother’s Day. The day is celebrated on different dates in various countries all across the world. In India, the second Sunday of May is dedicated to these selfless souls. It is that day of the year when mothers are supposed to be pampered and acknowledged for their presence in our lives. Earlier, limited to urban population, the popularity of the day has been increased immensely. Thanks to high technologies like computer and the internet more and more people are getting aware of it and participating in the celebration to salute the motherhood.

Date of Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 14 in India. Here’s all you need to know about it:

History of Mother’s Day

As it is the eve of Mother’s Day, most people have already bought presents, cards or prepared surprises for their mothers to make her feel special on the day. But, how many of them know the history behind it! It was the untiring efforts of Anna Marie Jarvis behind the declaration of this day, reported NDTV. Considered as the founder of Mother’s Day, Jarvis was the daughter of Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis, a social activist who organised events called Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to reduce infant mortality. After the death of mother Jarvis in 1905, her daughter vowed to fulfil her dream. She led a movement to observe Mother’s Day and on May 10, 1908, she held a public service at Andrews Methodist Church, the place where her mother taught Sunday School for 25 years. On the occasion, she sent a donation of 500 white carnations for everyone who attended it and in this way the first official Mother’s Day was observed, the report added.

Celebration of Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is a very special day for every child and each of them has their own way to celebrate it. In the last few years, it has gained immense popularity among different sections of society. On this day, most children buy gifts for their mothers. It is evident from the gift shops that flood with presents and greeting cards dedicated to mothers in small and big cities all across the nation.

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