Mother’s Day is just around the corner, Sunday 14 May to be precise.
Most of us take this chance to honour and acknowledge the importance of our mother in our own lives. We send her flowers, take her out for lunch, visit, or contact her in some way on or around this date.
But how did this all come about. The occasion we celebrate today is a fairly recent creation, although many countries have through the ages, festivals associated with motherhood.
Today, Mother’s day dates to 1914, when 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as Mother’s day, following a long campaign lead by Anna Jarvis. Her original tribute to her mother was a bunch of carnations ... her mother’s favourite flower.