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Central to all
We are not alone in our tradition of honouring
the role our mothers have in our lives; many
cultures celebrate something similar.
The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day
not only here in New Zealand and in the
United States but also in other countries
including Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey,
Australia and Belgium. Mother's Day as we
know it is celebrated in more than 40
In Spain, Mother's Day is December 8, on
the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, so
that not only mothers in one's family are
honoured, but also Mary, mother of Jesus.
In France, Mother's Day is on the last
Sunday of May. A special cake resembling a
bouquet of flowers is presented to mothers at
a family dinner.
The Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom, the Women's Action for
Nuclear Disarmament, the League of Women
Voters and other organisations still organise
protests on Mother's Day, such as The Million
Mom March, protests at nuclear weapons sites,
and other events.
People in many ancient cultures celebrated
holidays honouring motherhood, personified
as a goddess. Here are just a few of those:
Ancient Greeks celebrated a holiday in
honour of Rhea, the mother of the gods.
Ancient Romans celebrated a holiday in
honour of Cybele, a mother goddess, and
these ceremonies began some 250 years
before Christ was born. The celebration was
held on the Ides of March by making offerings
in the temple of Cybele, and lasted for three
days, including parades, games and
masquerades. The celebrations were notorious
however -- followers of Cybele were banished
from Rome. Our current day celebrations
appear to be very tame in comparison.
In the British Isles and Celtic Europe, the
goddess Brigid, and later her successor St
Brigid, were honoured with a spring Mother's
Day, connected with the first milk of the ewes.
The more recent history of Mother's Day
dates back to the 1600s in England. Here a
Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on
the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40-day period
leading up to Easter) to honour mothers. After
a prayer service in church to honour the Virgin
Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to
pay tribute to their own mothers.
On the occasion, servants, apprentices and
other employees staying away from their
homes were encouraged by their employers to
visit their mothers and honour them.
Traditionally children brought with them gifts
and a special fruit cake or fruit-filled pastry
called a simnel. Yugoslavs and people in other
nations have observed similar days.
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