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History of Mothers Day

Posted by TeamGifts | Posted in History of gift giving occasions | Posted on 02-03-2009

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Historians claim that the holiday of Mother’s Day emerged from ancient festivals dedicated to mother earth. However different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins

In Rome, Cybele, a mother Goddesses, was worshipped, as early as 250 BC. It was England that first observed “Mothering Sunday” in honour of all mothers.

In the United States, Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) is credited with bringing in the celebration of Mother’s day by campaigning to the US government to establish a Mother’s Day.

In 2009, Mother’s Day falls on March 22nd in Ireland and the UK, whereas in the USA, Australia and other countries it falls on May 10th.

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