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Date of mother s day? is there any story behind this special day?

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Asked by manna dey, 12 May '08 10:25 am
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Mother's Day is a day honoring mothers, celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honoring fathers;
Different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins.

One school of thought claims this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece, which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of Greek gods. This festival was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor and eventually in Rome itself from the Ides of March (15 March) to 18 March.

The ancient Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day.

In some countries Mother's Day began not as a celebration for individual mothers but rather for Christians.[citation
United States celebrates Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. In the United States, Mother's Day was loosely inspired by the British day an ...more
Answered by srini, 12 May '08 10:35 am

 
  
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May 10, mothers should be treated specially
Answered by madhusudan, 12 May '08 10:30 am

 
  
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