Mother’s Day

How do you show your mother that you love her? Do you like to share stories with her? Do you do favors’ for her? Do you like to draw pictures for her?

All over the world, people honour mothers and grandmothers in many ways. But in the U.S.A., Canada, and Australia, a special day is set aside just to honour mothers. It is Mother’s Day, and it falls on the second Sunday in May.

On this special day, some children make cards and gifts for their mothers and grandmothers. Other countries of the world also have special days for mothers. For example, people of Malawi celebrate Mother’s Day on October 17. In Spain, mothers are honoured on December 8.

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.

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