Mother’s Day is celebrated in most parts of the world. This is a special day that commemorates a mother’s undying and unconditional love. Mother’s Day maybe a commercial event these days, due to the popularity of giving gifts and flowers to mothers and mother figures (visit a Florist Singapore for more details). But during the days of old, special days for Goddesses and mothers have been celebrated too.
History of Mother’s day
In ancient Greece, people made offerings of flowers, fine drinks and honey cakes for the Greek Mother of the Gods, Rhea. In Rome, Great Mother or Magna Mater (Roman mother of all Gods), had her own temple and her day is celebrated every March and this was called Festival of Hilaria. The temple would be filled with gifts to honor and please the powerful Magna Mater.
In modern day history, England celebrated the Mothering Sunday during the 1600’s. This fell on the fourth Sunday of the Lent and it was celebrated to honor all the mothers in England. Mothering cake was one of the most important part of the Mothering Sunday.
In America, Julia Ward Howe suggested the Mother’s Day to be celebrated as a dedicated day to peace in 1872. She even went as far as working toward making June 2 a “Mothers’ Day for Peace” event recognized. Sadly, though her vision never caught on.
Where Howe failed though is where Anna Jarvis succeeded. Mrs. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis (Anna’s mother) actively organized the Mother’s day Work Clubs. When she died, her daughter Anna, swore that her mother would have her Mother’s Day. Finally, by the year 1911, all states were celebrating Mother’s Day every second Sunday of the month of May. It was in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson officially announced this day to be a national holiday. From then on, more and more countries started celebrating Mother’s Day.
Flowers and Mother’s Day
White carnation was the first symbol of Mother’s Day. Eventually though, other kinds of flowers were used as gifts for mothers. That is why, today, when you visit a florist in Singapore, you would surely find several options for Mother’s Day flower arrangements.
A florist offers roses, orchids, tulips and other blooms aside carnations. You can also visit a florist online if you are too busy to pick them up. Florist delivery service is a good option being provided by flower shop.