Mothers were everything for us when were small... our lives revolved around her. We called her for everything we needed; we sought her protection from all perceivable dangers. We relied on her hand to lead us outdoors; to kiss away our wounds and to hug us to sleep. She was the focal point of our lives, the greatest human being in the world; divinity on earth. A mother is the epitome of selfless sacrifice and love.
Although, it is true that we do not need a day to remember all that our mothers have done for us, it does not hurt to set aside at least one day in a year to thank our mothers for all that they have done for us over the years.
Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday as it is sometimes known in the UK, is celebrated all over the world, but at different times of the year. In the US, the annual celebration of "moms" takes place on the second Sunday of May, but in Britain it is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent - 15 March this year.
Mother's Day celebration in its present form has its origins in the US and was formalised in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson following campaigns by various women’s groups.
The origins of the British date are a little more convoluted. Some believe that Mothering Sunday is derived from a 16th-century practice of visiting the 'mother church' - the main church in the region - on Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. Historically, this was also a time when domestic servants were given time off to visit their families.
Ex-communist countries usually celebrate the socialist International Women's Day on 8 March instead of the more capitalist Mother's Day. The day was used to celebrate women’s economic, social and political achievements.
Some countries celebrate Mother’s Day on 21 March on the occasion of the Vernal Equinox and many others celebrate it on the second Sunday in May.
But no matter when Mother’s Day is celebrated or what its origins, the day essentially celebrates motherhood and all that it implies. It is the perfect occasion to pamper your mom with special gifts and lots of love to show her your gratitude.
It is the time to honor and cherish the special bond of love that you and your mother share. It is also a time to make amends for not being able to spend quality time with her. So turn your wrongs right by making all efforts to give a perfect Mother’s Day gift to your mother.