The History of Mother's DayMother's Day was historically founded in the early 1900's, but there are many historical holidays's that came before Mother's Day with the same premise.
Back during the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, they celebrated their mother goddesses, Rhea and Cybele. They had festivals that celebrated these to deities, because of their "mothering." Another, more realistic holiday that is similar to Mother's Day, is Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom. This holiday isn't in practice much anymore, because the modern day Mother's Day has taken over, but in the past, it was a major tradition in the UK and many other parts of Europe. For the fourth Sunday of Lent, people would gather together at the "mother church" - which was the main church in the vicinity of their home, for a special service. Eventually, Mothering Sunday shifted more towards honoring the mother in your life and became more of a secular holiday.
This brings us to the national holiday we all know as Mother's Day. It was founded by Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Anne Reeves Jarvis. She created this even after the death of her mother in 1905 and teamed up with John Wanamaker who owned a department store. Anna got financial backing for her endeavor as well, with the goal to honor mother's and their sacrifice. In May of 1908 the first Mother's Day as we know it was held at a small Methodist church in West Virginia, as well as may other gatherings at Wanamaker stores across the country.
Anna then petitioned to make this a holiday on the national calendar, and after many written letters, and campaigns, she official won in 1914.
While Mother's Day itself has only been around for just over 100 years, mothers have been around for thousands. We appreciate everything mothers do for their families, and we want to thank you.
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