“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world!” 

The above quote says it all. We are living and breathing because of our mothers. And, they are the first people we get to know as soon as they give birth to us. Without them, the world will come to a standstill. They are, indeed, our pillar of support. They care for us right from the day we are born. And, this care continues through our childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Significance of Mother’s Day

As the name indicates, Mother’s Day is celebrated to honour motherhood and the sacrifices mothers make every day for their children. It is a special day when we can express all our love and gratitude for them. Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world. Shopping for gifts that our moms love, taking them out for lunch (or dinner), and spending quality time with them have all become quite common on this day. Do you know that millions of phone calls are made on this day? 

Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates in various countries. But, it usually falls on the second Sunday in the month of May.

History of Mother’s Day

Do you know the origin of Mother’s Day? Are you aware of the reason why it is celebrated in all countries? Read on to find the answers to these questions.

The tradition of honouring mothers existed even from the times of ancient Greeks and Romans. They worshipped the mother goddesses known as Rhea and Cybele. Many believe that the origin of the modern Mother’s Day is actually the festival called, “Mothering Sunday.” 

There is yet another reason why people began considering Mother’s Day a day of celebrations and appreciating all mothers. It was started by Anna Jarvis who was the daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Anna Jarvis was a devoted daughter, and when her mother died in 1905, Anna decided to honour her mother and all other mothers in the world for all the sacrifices they make for their children. And, that is how the modern Mother’s Day was born.

We hope you find the origin of Mother’s Day to be fascinating.

Mother’s Day gifts and presents

Ranging from decorative photo frames to fashion earrings, there is an entire array of gifts in the market from which you can choose for your mother. If your mom is a voracious reader, gift her a paperback written by one of her favourite authors. If she is a great cook who likes to try new dishes, you can get her a recipe book full of exotic dishes. 

Suppose your mother is a geek who loves new gadgets, go ahead and buy one of the latest gadgets online and present it to her. If she is into a lot of dressing and dolling up, getting her a makeup set will be a fine idea. Or else, you can give her a book full of beauty tips!

There are gazillions of gifts that you can purchase. Flowers, jewelry, chocolates, fashionable rugs and lingerie are just a few of them. Roses and tulips are some of the most commonly gifted flowers. So, it all boils down to your mother’s likes and dislikes. 

Mother’s Day quotes

Our mothers don’t get any days off. They serve us 24×7. So, it is our duty to appreciate them for every little thing they do for us. You can do that with a simple kiss or a hug. Even a kind word from you will light up their faces and make them beam with joy. There are varieties of greeting cards with words of love that you can gift your mother. Or else, you can make your own cards with appreciative quotes. Check out the following quotes for Mother’s Day (or motherhood), and take your pick:

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

Yet another beautiful quote is here:

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.”

There are a couple more right here!

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.”

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”

And so on and so forth.

Mothers – The Sunshine of Our Lives

Our mothers nurture us and stand by us in happiness and sorrow. They take care of us in illness and in health. We share our secrets with them, and they give us advice, suggestions, and a lot more. They are our protectors and our lie detectors! They shower us with love, praise, and lots of beautiful things. Therefore, spending time with our mothers on a particular day, showing them our love and giving them a small token of appreciation is the least we can do for them!

We hope you had an interesting read on the significance of Mother’s Day. We also believe that you found the information in this blog useful.