What is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is a special day for honoring mothers. It is celebrated on different days on different countries. The tradition of celebration Mother’s Day as a special day, based on a mother in Greek mythology in Ancient Greek, Rhea, who was the mother of countless gods and goddesses.
The most common acceptance is the first Mother’s Day has been started being celebrated in 1914. The background of this date based on a woman, Ana Jarvis. Ana Jarvis, who was a teacher in the State of Virginia, United States of America; bonded with her mother at heart. Her mother passed away in 1905. After her devastating loss, Ana Jarvis tried to organize some events to memorialize her mother. She organized the first memorial day of her mother in the school she worked in with her 407 students. But her idea founded inappropriate by some representatives. They thought that her idea about organizing a memorial day for her mother with her students was against the law.
Ana Javis struggled with the representatives and laws for a while to continue to memorialize her mother with a ceremony. After a lot of days passing with the legal struggle, she succeeded to get her idea about a official Mother’s Day through across the country in 1914.
From that day to this, Mother’s Day is officially celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year in a lot of different country and this tradition spread around the world.
When is Mother’s Day?
In European countries and United States of America, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. The date of this day varies by regions and countries. Some countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different months. But almost all countries celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday.
The next Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Dates for Mothers Day from 2019 to 2023
- Mothers Day 2020 - May 9, 2020 - Sunday
- Mothers Day 2021 - May 8, 2021 - Sunday
- Mothers Day 2022 - May 14, 2022 - Sunday
- Mothers Day 2022 - May 12, 2023 - Sunday