Mother’s Day has a long history behind it — all the way back to the 1600s! For instance, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday.” Traditionally, it was a day when children who worked as servants were given a day off to visit home. They would bring special cakes to their mothers, who then would give blessings to their children. The custom was called “going a-mothering.”
Today, many countries around the world — including Mexico, China, Turkey, Finland and Russia, to name a few — have special celebrations to honor mothers. In America, Mother’s Day was established as a national holiday in 1914 as a way to increase respect for parents and strengthen family bonds.
Now that we’ve covered the history, let’s think about gifts. Mother’s Day is approaching quickly so here are a few ideas for you:
Mother’s Day is a time to reflect and celebrate all the things that you and your mother share together. Enjoy it!