Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is the celebration of motherhood for all the lovable mothers in the world. It was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held as the memorial event for her mother in West Virginia, inviting the other mothers to honor them. It generally falls in the month of May or March in different countries.

It is the way to honor the mothers for their support, love and everything they do for their children. The celebration founds its roots to the Roman and Greek periods if looked back. The ancestors used to celebrate the similar festival of motherhood to honor their mother goddess.

Rhea and Cybele are considered the mother goddesses who were worshiped on an occasion in Christianity, named as Mothering Sunday.

To show appreciation towards their own mothers, along with all the mothers on earth, the day gained popularity in many countries. People easily accepted this Christian tradition later and the festival became universal.

Some useful websites for information on Mother's Day & Wishes that can be used to wish your mum:


Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Why do we celebrate the Thanksgiving

The second Monday of October month in Canada and 4th Thursday of November in the USA are celebrated as Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving is a traditional way of thanking god for the harvests produces. Every religion has a different method and day fixed for this rejoice. There are many special ceremonies.

The most renowned trace of thanksgiving celebration was held at the Plymouth Plantation in the year 1621. In the year 1620, the English refugees were starved to death due to their failure in producing food. Later the Wampanoag tribe taught them to prepare and grow food for the survival.

To thank those noble souls, the religious refugees from England (the pilgrims) had invited the local natives of America, to a feast which was being celebrated on the successful harvest of grains.
Besides the traditional roots, the day’s celebration was witnessed officially in Canada on April 15, 1972, when the Prince of Wales recovered from a long illness.

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