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The earliest 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.
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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.
In 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. 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.
Mother's Day is a thank-you to every woman who has ever hugged a baby, kissed a boo-boo,
taught a lesson, listened closely, cared deeply, and passed on her love and wisdom to
someone in the world who needed her.
Have a beautiful Mother's Day!
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