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How did we start celebrating Mothers Day?

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Asked by Shan Real, 06 Nov '09 12:41 am
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Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, suggested the idea of an International Mother\'s day to celebrate peace and motherhood in 1872. There were many other women who were active with local groups holding annual Mother\'s Day remembrances, but most were more religious gatherings and not the holiday that we know today.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 06 Nov '09 07:50 pm

 
  
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Mother's Day is celebrated to honor all mothers and express gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child. Most countries including US, Australia, Canada and India celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday of May. Mothers Day came into being due to the efforts made by Ms Julia Ward Howe and Ms Anna Jarvis. The Resolution for having a dedicated Mother's Day was signed by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914. Since then people across the world have been celebrating Mothers Day with joy and devotion. . The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. Origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancie ...more
Answered by DR DINESH SHARMA, 06 Nov '09 01:01 am

 
  
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The history of Mother\'s Day in the rest of the world is a bit different. In the USA, the early English settlers often disapproved of the more secular holidays and the Mothering Sunday tradition never really took hold. Early attempts to have a day to honor mother\'s were mixed with woman\'s suffrage and peace movements and were not very popular. Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, suggested the idea of an International Mother\'s day to celebrate peace and motherhood in 1872. There were many other women who were active with local groups holding annual Mother\'s Day remembrances, but most were more religious gatherings and not the holiday that we know today.
Answered by Krish Dey, 06 Nov '09 12:53 am

 
  
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