Mother’s Day is a special day in honor of mothers, celebrated in many countries, including the United States, celebrating Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.
Mother’s Day Around the World
In America, Mother’s Day is a national holiday, and flags are raised above every house and building in honor of mother and motherhood. Mother’s day comes the third largest celebration after the Christmas and Valentine’s Day, celebrated on the eighth Sunday of May annually.
Phone lines are busy, souvenir sales are at their peak, restaurants are full of customers, roses are being sold and children’s gifts are being prepared and mothers are helping them with breakfast and homework.
The United States was the first to create a day to celebrate and honor the mother. Julia Ward Howey, the author of Battle Hymn of the Republic, first proposed Mother’s Day in America in 1872 and was initially dedicated to enabling mothers to participate in peace marches, 1907 Anna Gavis launched a national campaign to celebrate mothers in honor of her dead mother and was badly criticized for starting this celebration, even before her death in 1948, when she expressed remorse for starting this holiday.
On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a text recognizing Mother’s Day as a National Day.
In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day is celebrated on March 6, the fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday. The streets are filled with excitement and joy. Gift shops make their efforts to attract buyers and make the most of the celebration. People prefer to give roses to express their love more than anything else.
In Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated with enthusiasm and joy, celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Australians today take the opportunity to express their appreciation to their mothers, and children show their love by giving gifts, flowers and souvenirs.
Australia follows the tradition of wearing pink on Mother’s Day. The colorful clothes indicates that the mother is alive, the white uniform refers to the honor of the mother who is dead. The children honor their grandmothers and every woman in their lives.
In Canada, mother’s day is the most popular after Christmas and Valentine’s Day celebration, and it is also celebrated on the second Sunday in May, where Canadians thank their mothers for their continued support and love. Cards and flowers are the most popular gifts for expressing love.