Mother's Day.. Should be everyday
Motherhood, the strongest bond and relationship that a human being can experience… Something that was in being ever since man roamed the planet and was the very foundation of our existence as a race..However, it was not until 1912, when Anna Jarvis trademarked the second Sunday of May as “Mother’s Day” that we started celebrating the bond.."She was specific about the location of the apostrophe; it was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honor their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world”
Hence it is spelt as Mother’s Day and not as Mothers’ Day
Different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different days but the most common following is of the second Sunday of May..
In Nepal, Mata Tirtha Aunshi falls in the month of Baishak dark fortnight (April). This festival falls in the time of dark moon’s time which is why this called "Mata Tirtha Aunshi" derived from words: “Mata” meaning mother; “Tirtha” meaning pilgrimage. This festival is observed in the commemoration and respect of the mother which is celebrated by worshipping and gifting living mother or remembering mothers who have become immortal and are resting in peace. Going to Mata Tirtha Pilgrimage located towards the Kathmandu valley’s eastern side at Mata Tirtha Village development committee’s periphery is another tradition common in Nepal.
In Japan, Mother's Day was initially commemorated during the Showa Period as the birthday of Empress Kojun (mother of Emperor Akihito). Nowadays it is a marketed holiday, and people typically give flowers such as carnations and roses as gifts.
In China, Mother's Day is becoming more popular, and carnations are a very popular gift and the most sold type of flower.In 1997 it was set as the day to help poor mothers, especially to remind people of the poor mothers on rural areas such as China's west. In the People's Daily, the Communist Party of China's journal, an article explained that "despite originating in the United States, people in China take the holiday with no hesitance because it goes in line with the country's traditional ethics -- respect to the elderly and filial piety to parents."
In Greece, Mother's Day in Greece corresponds to the Eastern Orthodox feast day of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Since the Theotokas (The Mother of God) appears prominently in this feast as the one who brought Christ to the Temple at Jerusalem, this feast is associated with mothers.
In UK and Ireland, In the Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday (March 22 in 2009). It is believed to have originated from the 16th Christian practice of visiting one's mother's church annually, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day
The United States and Canada celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May.
Mother's Day in Vietnam is called Lễ Vu-lan and celebrated on the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the Lunar calendar . People with living mothers would be thankful, while people with dead mothers would pray for their souls.
CommercializationNine years after the first official Mother's Day, commercialization of the U.S. holiday became so rampant that Anna Jarvis herself became a major opponent of what the holiday had become and spent all her inheritance and the rest of her life fighting what she saw as an abuse of the celebration.
Later commercial and other exploitations of the use of Mother's Day infuriated Anna and she made her criticisms explicitly known throughout her time. She criticized the practice of purchasing greeting cards, which she saw as a sign of being too lazy to write a personal letter. She was arrested in 1948 for disturbing the peace while protesting against the commercialization of Mother's Day, and she finally said that she "wished she would have never started the day because it became so out of control
So much about history.. But as a person, who has lost his mother, I remember her as the only person in this whole world, who would have stood by me even if I was wrong. The only person, who would love me without expecting anything in return.
The importance of the relation is more felt when the person is gone.. I would urge all of you who still have their mothers around.. To spend quality time with them (just a gift or a dinner on Mother’s day does not mean you have fulfilled your side of the obligation)..The relationship is of the highest level one could think of.. Everyday should be celebrated as a Mother’s day..
Source of data – Wikipedia.