Celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday

2018-05-09 06:01

MOTHER’S Day is steeped in tradition as a day on which to acknowledge and appreciate the love and care given by mothers to their children through thick and thin.

Mother’s Day falls on different dates throughout the world. In South Africa, Australia, Canada and the United States it is held on the second Sunday in May.

In Britain it falls three weeks before Easter Sunday, so it is different every year.

It is an annual public holiday in countries such as Costa Rica where it is celebrated on August 15, in Georgia on May 3, Samoa, second Monday in May and Thailand on August 12.

Legend has it that recognition of this day can be dated back to the spring celebrations held in ancient Greek civilisation to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods.

Later, Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom was traditionally a day for people to visit the church where they were baptised and young servants were given the day off to visit their mother.

Many people believe that Mother’s Day is now over commercialised, with card companies, flower shops, jewelry stores, gift shops, restaurants, hotels, and department stores advertising promotions and special deals for this event.

In America approximately 14 billion dollars is spent on Mothers day gifts, cards and flowers!

Around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day.

Carnations are one of the most popular flowers to give from the legend that they were formed from the tears of Mary when she wept at His [Jesus] feet the day He was crucified.

Pink and red carnations are given to mother’s who are alive, while white honour those who have passed away.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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