Buy cosmetics for Mother's day
Mother's Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for all the
mothers. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and
crayon scribbled I Love You's.
So here for your entertainment are
some fun Holiday things for you, your mom and your family. We've got
some stories to read , some music to enjoy, some pictures for the kids
to color, and a chance to add YOUR MOM to our celebration! So bring
your kids and tell your friends. And please stop by again. Don't forget
to sign our Guestbook before you leave.
Mother's Day will be
celebrated on Sunday May 14, 2006 (in the U.S.). In the UK Mothering
Sunday is celebrated on the 26th of March, 2006.
Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations
of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the
1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday". Celebrated
on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter*),
"Mothering Sunday" honored the mothers of England.
During this time
many of the England's poor worked as servants for the wealthy. As most
jobs were located far from their homes, the servants would live at the
houses of their employers. On Mothering Sunday the servants would have
the day off and were encouraged to return home and spend the day with
their mothers. A special cake, called the mothering cake, was often
brought along to provide a festive touch.
As Christianity spread
throughout Europe the celebration changed to honor the "Mother Church"
- the spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm.
Over time the church festival blended with the Mothering Sunday
celebration . People began honoring their mothers as well as the church.
the United States Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia
Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the Battle hymn of the Republic) as a
day dedicated to peace. Ms. Howe would hold organized Mother's Day
meetings in Boston, Mass ever year.
In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from
Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day.
Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to
celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death,
the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year Mother's Day was also
celebrated in Philadelphia.
Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to
write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to
establish a national Mother's Day. It was successful as by 1911
Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. President Woodrow
Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's
Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd
Sunday of May.
While many countries of the world celebrate their own
Mother's Day at different times throughout the year, there are some
countries such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and
Belgium which also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.