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Digging deeper into Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day, a day dedicated every year to celebrate, respect, and value mothers, mother figures, and maternal ties. In this essay, I will contextualize the history, celebrations, and date of this significant day.

Mother’s Day has various dates in different countries. But in majority, it is on the second Sunday of May. In 2023, May 14 will be the day of Mother’s Day.

The first Mother’s Day celebration in the US took place in 1908 thanks to Anna Jarvis. Anna planned a commemoration event in honor of her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis, a peace activist who founded Mother’s Day Work Clubs to care for wounded Confederate troops. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother’s commitment and sacrifices for her family and the nation.

In 1914, Mother’s Day became a recognized holiday in the United States because of Anna Jarvis’ efforts. In the current time, it is a well-known event that is celebrated around the world.

Mother’s Day, particular holiday set aside for expressing gratitude and affection to moms and other mother figures. It’s a time to recognize the effort, selflessness, and commitment moms have shown in raising their families and communities. Mother’s Day provides a chance to recognize and remember mothers who have passed away.

Mothers received cards, presents, or flowers in most countries. To spend time with their moms, many families often get together for a special meal or schedule a day trip.

Some people also decide to donate to a good cause in memory of their moms or give their time to support mothers in need. On Mother’s Day, communities and schools can host events and activities to celebrate mothers and raise awareness of issues relating to their health and well-being.

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