mothers day 2016
Mother Day 2016 May 8, 2016
Mother’s Day is a public holiday in honor of the mother and motherhood. It has become established in the western world since the 20th century. In other Countries it takes place in May the 2nd Sunday.
Even the ancient Romans and Greeks dedicated to maternal their gods parties and celebrations. In the 13th century there were in England under Henry III. called on Sunday Laetare the. Mothering Day, a day in the year on which the people of the Church (Mother Church) went to get together with the whole family. In 1806 Napoleon proposed the introduction of a Mother’s Day, but this was never implemented due to the upcoming Battle of Waterloo.
For the first time Mother was celebrated in the United States in the early 20th century. The Mother’s Day has its origins in the women’s movement in England and America. The American Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis tried in 1865 a movement called mothers Mothers Day Friendships start to. 1870 mothers-Peace initiative was launched by Julia Ward Howe. They were determined that the children should not be sacrificed in wars.
As founder of the modern Mother’s Day is considered Anna Jarvis. She had, and in Philadelphia on May 9, 1907, in May, with 500 white carnations want to bring their love for their deceased mother expressed on a second Sunday (2nd death of her own mother, Ann Jarvis of Grafton, West Virginia) front of the church this dealt to other mothers. The following year was devoted to her urging, in the same church the mothers for the first time a prayer.
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Mother’s Day is not to be confused with the International Women’s Day on 8 March.
In Germany, the Mother 1922/23 was finally established by the Association of German Flower shop owner with posters “Honor the mother” in the windows and – emphasizes celebrated as a day of flowers wishes.
In the GDR, the Mother was not celebrated, instead only the International Women’s Day was celebrated. The Mother was considered a west-reactionary Nazi holiday.
In Germany, the Mother is not enshrined in law, so that the date can only be based on voluntary agreements.
expenditure on the Mother is matched only at Christmas in the US. According to the estimates of the National Retail Federation 139 US dollars are spent per bestowed mother on average. The commercialization of the day was sharply criticized, among others, the “inventor” Jarvis.h