The second Sunday of May is here and it's time to celebrate motherhood all around the world with Mother’s Day.
As much as we all love and appreciate our mothers, let's take a look at how this Mother's Day came to be the celebration we know today and the importance of celebrating it.
While Mother’s Day is celebrated all around the world the origins of the day can be traced back to the early 1900s in the US. The most widely known incident is from 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother who had passed away three years earlier commemorating Mother’s Day in West Virginia. In the coming years, nearly every state in the US began celebrating Mother’s Day. However, it was in 1914 when U.S President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day to be a National Holiday to be observed on the second Sunday of May each year.
Mother’s Day today is celebrated all over the world to express love, honour and respect to mothers. The day is seen as an event to honour their contributions and acknowledge the role of mothers in our society. And even though most countries don’t declare it as a holiday, people still go out of their way to celebrate the women whose unfathomable contributions and selfless sacrifices contribute to making us the people we are.
So we at Julien Day School encourage our students to express themselves in all creative avenues. The students of Julien Day School Nursery put up an online show of various arts and crafts with notes dedicated to appreciation and love towards their mothers as a token of gratitude and appreciation for the trust these mothers put in our school and our teachers to take care of their children.
The relationship between a mother and her child is the one relationship that outshines all others simply because of the pure love binding them together. The Julien Day School Family wishes all your mothers a Very Happy Mother’s Day!