The tradition of celebrating Mothers Day, as a special day for all hard working mums everywhere, is upheld in many countries around the world. In the UK the tradition goes all the way back to the 16th century, which means that an awful lot of mothers have been honored down the ages. In the early years of Mothers Day celebrations, servants and apprentices were released from the work duties and allowed to go home to visit their mothers for the weekend and the idea of treating our mothers to wonderful gifts and surprises was born.
It is believed that the origin of Mothers Day began with the festival of the mother of Greek gods in Ancient Greece and was passed to the Romans who celebrated Mothers Day around the Ides of March.
In the UK and the rest of Europe, Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday as it was formerly called, is part of the Christian calendar, falling on the fourth Sunday in Lent, in honor of the mother church and the Virgin Mary.
The Mothers Day tradition of taking over the chores from our mothers for the day is a long standing one and continues to this day. After all, what better way for your mum to celebrate her own special day than to do absolutely nothing at all?
Throughout the world, Mothers Day falls on different dates and often falls in line with other special occasions that celebrate mothers and women in general. Norway celebrates Mothers Day on the second Sunday in February, whilst the vernal equinox on March 21st is the day for mothers in many Middle Eastern countries.
The second Sunday in May is perhaps the most popular date for enjoying this occasion, with countries such as India, Australia, Austria, Cuba, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Iceland, South Africa and many more, honoring their mums.
Long ago the traditional gift to offer on the Mothers Day your mother would be flowers and in many far eastern countries this is still the case. However at a second thought, instead of presenting your mother with a bunch of flowers that are bound to have withered and died within a week, you can also gift her a gift that will last forever.
Mother’s day is not just for your own mum; it’s also the day for step-mum’s, grandmothers, mother in laws or anyone who is protective and loving like mother in our lives.
Extravagant gifts on Mothers Day aren’t required, but certainly most mothers enjoy a sparkling piece of jewellery or a weekend away, such as a romantic weekend alone with Dad.
As much as mothers enjoy raising their families, they still sometimes need a little time away, and a gift lets your mother know you recognize her hard work. Of course, a gift of beautiful jewellery speaks for itself, be it a new set of earrings or a brooch.
Regardless of the gift you give your mother on her special day, she will be left knowing how much she means to you and how much she is appreciated.
So celebrate gifting you mother or the like of her this Mothers Day with us at Jewels Forum in your mind.