Mother’s Day: Let us say thanks to our mothers

May 10th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD  

This is one of the most special days that the world celebrates each year. Yes- we are talking about Mother’s Day. If any day can be more deserving of being celebrated by everyone in this world, it is undoubtedly the Mother’s Day. But then, can a single day in the year be sufficient for the celebration the presence of a special one in our lives, our ‘mothers’?

One may not recognize it at the beginning but then we grow old we realize the value of out mother in our life. Normally we take her for granted and their importance can be felt when they are not around us. Even before we see the light of the world they have been taking care, selflessly. They listen to all our demands, tantrums, needs and provide us with the care that we all want everyday of our lives. On this special day we salute our mothers and make them feel special.

According to statistic available worldwide, the amount of flowers and gifts bought on the Mother’s Day far surpasses that of Valentine’s Day. Historically today’s Mother’s Day is a modern celebration started at the beginning of the 20th century. This occasion was started by Anna Jarvis and now it is celebrated throughout the world on different days. There are two major days when this is celebrated. Popularly it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. However there is another day when motherhood is celebrated and it on the fourth Sunday in Lent. The later is a British tradition which dated back to the medieval ages. The type of celebration differs from one country to the other, but the core idea remains the same- thanking our mothers for always being there beside us!

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