Mothers Day

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Mothers Day
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Mothers Day

Mother's Day is a festive occasion dedicated to honoring the mother of a family or individual, celebrating motherhood, maternal connections, and the impactful role of mothers in society. This observance varies in timing across the globe, with March or May being the most common months for its celebration. Mother's Day aligns with similar events that honor various family members, including Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents' Day.

While some countries have a historical tradition of celebrating mothers that spans centuries, the modern American iteration of Mother's Day emerged in the early 20th century in the United States. Anna Jarvis, the driving force behind this celebration, organized the inaugural Mother's Day service at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Today, this church serves as the International Mother's Day Shrine. This contemporary observance is distinct from the many longstanding global traditions honoring mothers and motherhood, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the mother deity Rhea, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian ecclesiastical celebration of Mothering Sunday (linked to Mother Church imagery). Nonetheless, in some countries, Mother's Day remains intertwined with these age-old customs.