Mother’s Day is May 11, 2014 and she looks good for a century old (or 5 centuries, depending how you look at it).
Celebrating 100 years anniversary this year, Mother’s Day became a national holiday in 1914 after President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation. Surprisingly, many senators were not on board with the idea, as they felt celebrating mothers for just a day was insulting.
While Anna Jarvis is credited with starting the holiday, there is another celebration that dates to the 16th century that is believed to be the origin of the holiday. On the fourth Sunday of Lent, in Europe, people would celebrate “Mothering Sunday.”
Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother’s Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or the beginning of April.
Traditionally, people visited the church where they were baptized. Mothering Sunday is now a celebration of motherhood. People visit and take gifts to their mothers and grandmothers.
How do you appreciate your Mom?