To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!
It’s easy to say this and all, but what is Mother’s Day really? To be honest, I don’t even know why we have it (well, okay to celebrate our mothers) but I mean where day originate from? I did some research and I can say, I am surprised at the answer.
Early celebrations of Mother’s Day may have originated from ancient Greece where celebrations were held for Rhea the Mother of the Gods. However, the Mother’s Day as we know it today came from a person named Ana Jarvis. She persuaded her mother’s church to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death in 1907, on the second Sunday of May. After supporters and herself campaigned for it, in 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson announced Mother’s Day as a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May.
Now that you know the story behind it, doesn’t it seem like a pretty selfish holiday? 😉