Day 85:) Do we know why are we celebrating today?
When was the first Mother’s Day celebrated? Is it being there since the beginning of the time?
It was first celebrated in 1908, when a lady named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. She had earlier initiated a campaign to recognize Mother’s Day as a holiday in US. However, the proclamation was signed in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, allotting second Sunday in the month of May as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Anna’s mother died in 1905. She wanted to celebrate the day to remind people the work done by mothers to improve the lives of other. Whereas it was hit because of the commercialization by the floral industry, greeting card industry and candy industry. It was kind of black Friday sale for them and everyone wants to capitalize on it. Even before it became a national holiday Anna had claimed copyright on the phrase "Second Sunday in May, Mother's Day". Moreover, she threatened the use of the same and sued anyone who used without permission. She was offered money by the florist industry, but she refused without any doubt. She was strictly against the capitalization of the loving day. Probably this is the first time in history when there was no commercialization in the physical world.
Ironically, do we really need a day to honor our mother? Should it be done occasionally or daily?
Moreover, the main motive of the day is to imbibe the good traits from our mother, did we successfully do that today?
“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto, fictional character from the philosophical novel, For One More Day.