We love our mother, and every day we express it to her, but in her day we like to give her gifts, cook her, or invite her to eat. Above all make gifts, and if it is better clothes. However, being such an important day, in which we enjoy our mothers, and our children enjoy us, we know little of the origin of that day. Today I will tell you why Mother’s Day is celebrated.
The precursors: Greece and Rome
Going many, many years back in history, in Ancient Greece and in Ancient Rome, the Mother Goddess Rhea arose, who later became the Great Mother. The great importance of the Goddess led to the surrender of the cult to motherhood. In this cult that took place is the origin of Mother’s Day, which was not celebrated as such until 1908 AD.
Anna Jarvis, creator of Mother’s Day
According to the story, in the early 1900s, Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, sought in every way to honor her deceased mother. Ann Reeves struggled and struggled for her daughter, and for that reason, Anna ran a campaign for her own mother’s day.
On May 10, 1908, Anna organized and managed to celebrate the first Mother’s Day in a Methodical Church of Grafton. Little by little the celebration spread throughout the United States and around the world.
However, Anna’s story did not end there. As Mother’s Day expanded, she began to become more and more commercial, unleashing her anger. She wanted to create that special day to remember the mother, or to help in the churches, and not to buy flowers. From that moment, he made an intense campaign so that he would not celebrate more that day, and even made a demand to stop it.
Anna Jarvis died in 1948 without being able to stop the commercial boom of Mother’s Day, which today is worldwide, and basically commercial.
Behind a sad story, there is a deep admiration towards a mother, admiration that we all have for our mothers. She could not see it, but she achieved what she fought so hard, a special day to share between mother and daughter. One day, they are every day, and with enormous sentimental value.
We love our mother, our grandmother, our children, or our future children, and we love the word MOM.