Mother’s Day is celebrated with fun and fervour across the world, to pay tribute to motherhood. The day is especially dedicated to all the mothers across the globe, who are inherent parts of our lives. Although the event is a western celebration, its importance has spread all over the world and today, many countries celebrate Mother’s Day with equal zeal and enthusiasm. The event is celebrated on different days in various countries. In India, Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May. Mother’s Day 2013 will be celebrated on the 12th of May.
History of Mother’s Day
The earliest celebration of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the annual spring festival of the Greeks, which is dedicated to Goddess Rhea – the mother of many deities of the Greek mythology. According to another historical record, Mother’s Day celebration dates back to 1600 A.D., when the early Christians settled in England, dedicated a day to honour Mother Mary. Later on, the scope of the celebrations was expanded to honour all the mothers too. The day then came to be known as ‘Mothering Sunday’, which was observed on the 4th Sunday of Lent (in the 40-day period leading up to Easter), every year.
Mother’s Day celebration in India
Just like the western countries, the tradition of presenting Mother’s Day gifts and cards is popular in India as well. On this day, gift galleries across the country witness a significant increase in their sales. The stores display customised Mother’s Day gifts and beautiful Mother’s Day cards. The day is especially popular in metropolitan cities, wherein special contests and programmes are organised at shopping malls as a part of their direct marketing & promotional activities. Also, many leading brands of clothing & fashion accessories offer discount on their products & services on Mother’s Day.
People consider Mother’s Day as an opportunity to extend their sincere gratitude and express their heartfelt feelings to their mothers. So, dedicate this day to your mother and celebrate Mother’s Day in the most unique ways. Here are some useful tips to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom at home.
How to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mother at home:
- Involve the members of your family to cook your mother’s favourite recipe(s) on the day. You may prepare the breakfast/lunch/dinner, bake a cake or make your mother’s favourite dessert recipe.
- Make a beautiful card for your mother and along with it, present her a bouquet of roses or a gift basket of chocolates.
- Dedicate a poem to your mother, mentioning how thankful you are to her, for all the love & affection that she has showered upon you & the family.
- Make a collage of the photographs capturing your candid moments along with your mother.
- Create a scrapbook of photographs, highlighting the most memorable moments that you have spent with your mother. Decorate the cover page of the scrapbook and present it to your mother.
- Send your mother for an outing with her close friend or your father. In the meantime, along with your sibling, decorate the home with Mother’s Day posters, ribbons and other embellishments. Also, order a cake and write “Mom, you are the best!” quote on it. Thereafter, call your mother back from her outing, to witness the pleasant surprise that you have created for her at home!
- Arrange a get-together at your home for all the mothers in your locality. During the party, you may dedicate a song, poem or give dance performances, to the tunes of popular Mother’s Day songs. Plan this party along with other members of your family, well in advance.
So, use the aforesaid tips and make this year’s Mother’s Day worth memorable for the lifetime!