Mother's Day Around The WorldEvaGud Photography
The concept of paying homage to our mothers is a rich and colorful tradition that dates all the way back to the times of the Ancient Greece and Rome. The people that lived during that era revered Goddesses whenever spring arrived.
Then, when the 1600s came, the Christians that were living in England observed Mothering Sunday to honour the Virgin Mary. Later on, that particular tradition paved the way for Mother’s Day that we all now love and celebrate. Interestingly, the celebration was created by the great Napoleon back in the 1800s.
All told, Mother’s Day is a very special day that praises our dear mothers and all other extraordinary women in our lives. It is observed in many different countries all over the world at various points of the year. For a lot of countries, Mother’s Day is often celebrated during the middle of May. However, there are others — like Argentina as well as Ethiopia — that observe the occasion during the fall.
But no matter where you are in the world, the spirit of Mother’s Day is all the same and that is honouring mothers for that they have done and all that they continue to do. All that being said, let’s take a brief look at how this very special day devoted to mothers is celebrated in specific corners of the globe.
Argentina initially celebrated Mother’s Day in October during the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. However, it was later moved to January 1. But in 1982, merchants made a request to once again transfer the celebration of Mother’s Day to the third Sunday of October to aid their respective establishments. It has remained there to this very day.
Mothers in Argentina are given honour in a lot of ways, the most popular of which are lavish dinners, poems made in her honour and other grand gestures of love and affection. Another way husbands pay tribute to their wives during the celebration is by doing all the mother’s chores such as cooking and cleaning of the house, thus giving her the rest of the day to just relax and enjoy the special occasion.
In the Land Down Under, Mother’s Day is celebrated a lot like the United States. It is held during the second Sunday of May. Janet Heyden is actually credited for starting the honoured tradition in Australia when she handed presents to mothers during a visit to a State Home for Women.
In Australia, kids are made to wear carnations as a symbol of honour for their mothers. If you see a child wearing a white carnation, that means the mother has already passed away while a coloured one would symbolize that she is still with us. Children honour mothers in Australia with a hearty breakfast in bed as well as pastries and small presents.
This particular tradition of paying homage to mothers had been observed for centuries. However, this holiday was not made official in France until the year 1950. Known in that part of the world as the “Fete Des Meres,” it is mainly considered to be a family holiday that sees dear old mom being showered with flowers, poems and all kinds of platitudes.
UK and Lithuania
Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their affection and appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worlwide. It is an annual celebration and is held at different dates in calendar. In the UK this wonderful event this year was celebrated on March 31, and in Lithuania it is always first Sunday of May.
Capture the magic of being a mom – this May I am inviting you to Mommy and Me photoshoots, so you could exist in in photographs, if not for you, then for your children. One day your children will look for photographs of you, what will they find?