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Celebrating Mother's Day: A Global Tribute


General Knowledge  •  10 May, 2024  •  48,990 Views  •  ⭐ 2.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Mother's Day stands as a tribute to the unparalleled love and sacrifices of a mother, embodying endless reserves of strength, compassion, and courage. This profound connection transcends mere words and binds us through time and distance. Celebrated each May, Mother's Day offers a moment to honour the nurturing figures in our lives who provide comfort, safety, and unwavering support. Recognizing the immense, often unacknowledged work of motherhood, the day serves as an expression of gratitude for the irreplaceable role mothers play in our families.

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Mother's Day 2024: Tracing the Origins

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Globally, many countries, including India, observe Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. In 2024, this special day will be commemorated on May 12th.

The celebration of mothers dates back to ancient civilizations but took on its modern form in the early 20th century. Originally, the Greeks and Romans held festivals in the spring, honouring maternal goddesses like Rhea and Cybele, and celebrating fertility and motherhood.

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In 16th century England, early Christians celebrated "Mothering Sunday," a day when people would visit their "mother church"—the main church or cathedral of the area. This reunion often included giving flowers and small presents to mothers, symbolizing a familial gathering and appreciation.

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