The History of Mother’s Day

Posted: April 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

All mothers glad you’re visiting the “Rehoboth Church Blog”

We are starting off our contest with the history of mother’s day celebration. Read and post your comments between April 23-30, we will have new post in connection with mother’s day. Our main topic of discussion will be

“Virtuous Woman,Entrepreneur” (Proverbs 30)

History of Mother’s Day by Doug Brinlee

It has been traced back to ancient Greece, the Greeks held a festival to honor Rhea, mother of Greek gods.

In 17th century, England had what was known as Mothering Sunday. Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor mothers. During this Sunday any servants who were mothers could have the day off.

Mothers Day in the United States goes back to the civil war. Julia Ward Howe had the idea after witnessing the bloodshed of the civil war. In 1872, Howe promoted Mother’s Day for peace which would be held on June 2.

1907, Ana Jarvis moved to have Mother’s Day a national holiday. It was set during the second Sunday in May, which was the anniversary of the death of Jarvis mother.

President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official in 1914.



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