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Mother's Day. - ** A must see and SHARE

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri May 03, 2013 6:25 pm

Did you know?
see below, tribute to mum all around the world video.
and link to 24 Mother's Day Cards with multiple messages

In Australia, Mother's Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May.
The tradition of giving gifts to mothers on Mother's Day was started by Mrs Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt, Sydney.

In 1924, Janet began the tradition during a visit to a patient at the Newington State Home for Women, where she met many lonely and forgotten mothers.

To cheer them up, she rounded up support from local schoolchildren and businesses to donate and bring gifts to the women.

Every year thereafter, Mrs Heyden raised increasing support for the project from local businesses and even the local Mayor. The day has since become commercialised.

Traditionally, the chrysanthemum is given to mothers for Mother's Day as the flower is naturally in season during May (autumn in Australia) and ends in "mum", a common affectionate shortening of "mother" in Australia.

Men wore a chrysanthemum in their lapels in honour of mothers.

To send Australian Mother's Day Card ... click here.

Mother’s Day in the beginning
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, a celebration honouring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Anna Jarvis of Webster, West Virginia held a memorial for her mother in America. Anna never had children, but she became the mother of Mother's Day, giving birth to the holiday during a serene church ceremony in her hometown

She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s.

Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure.

Mother’s Day is not directly descended from the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration.

Jarvis was not happy
Nine years after the first official United States Mother's Day, commercialization of the holiday became so rampant.

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.

Commercialization and other exploitations of Mother's Day infuriated Jarvis.
She made her criticisms explicitly known the rest of her life. 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 regretted having started it.

Mother's Day continues to be one of the most commercially successful U.S and other countries. occasions

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