When is Mother’s Day?
Don’t worry if you live in the UK or you just googled when is mother day and saw some other date but didn’t read the following sentence after the date Mother’s Day 2018 in “United States of America Or in India”. For many countries around the world, second Sunday in May – is Mother’s Day which is DATE: 13th MAY in 2018 this year.
When is it in other countries and what’s the Story behind it?
Long story short: In the UK, Mother’s Day is always on the fourth Sunday of “Lent” (this year’s as you’ll know, was back on 11th March 2018 and next will be on 31st March 2019). The French, meanwhile, celebrate the event on a different day (27th May 2018 and next year 26th May 2019) altogether – “Mama’s” day is reserved for the last Sunday in the month of May i.e. 4th Sunday which is exactly three weeks before Easter Day. Whereas in Spain, Mother’s Day is celebrated on 6 May 2018, when they also pay tribute to the Virgin Mary.
Is it Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day?
When you say, “Mother’s Day” you are referring to the American version of the event. President Woodrow Wilson established the first national Mother’s Day holiday to celebrate America’s mothers in 1914 which originated in North America to honor the mothers whose sons had died in the war and today its a modern time celebration wherein people show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.
Many have pointed the finger of blame at the US for commercialising the affair and changing the name from Mothering Sunday to Mother’s Day in Britain, however today it means showing love and respect to the influence of mothers in society and same to our own mother which we do by planning some surprise to make her day special or what I do personally is assisting her whole day and spending a good time together while each one has a special way to celebrate.
How did it start?
American social activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948), given the fitting title of the “Mother of Mother’s Day”, campaigned for an official day to honor mothers in the US.
After her mother’s death, Ms.Jarvis dedicated her life to the creation of the day.
However, Ms.Jarvis was critical of what the day became, saying “I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit.”
Japan took it up in May 1932, after 19 years of observance by Christians, reflecting the wide reach of Mother’s Day internationally.
So, who’s celebrating it when?
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