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This Matru Din (Mother’s Day) make it really special!

“Every day for one hour she did not need to be a mother, wife, and daughter-in-law. And her family wondered why she took so long in the bathroom. “- terribly tiny tales

More than two decades ago, I heard this story about Mother’s day. The synopsis would be, there is a family of 6, parents and 4 kids. The father and kids decide to make the mother feel special on the eve of mother’s day. They do a lot of planning, which includes a picnic to the beach, giving mom a day off from daily chores and being on their best behavior through the day. Well sounds ideal to a homemaker mother, who is always on duty 24/7 taking care of one or other thing. In spite, of the best of efforts by the family members the opposite happens.

On the day, it such happens that the mom ends up preparing the food, do the cleaning and the kids go for the picnic with the dad. Well in a way that was also good right? A few moments of peace is all a mother craves. To say that mothers are always working is not an understatement, they do.

The past few years have seen Mothers day celebration across India, at the peak. The social media literally overflows with the love we feel for our mother. Not many actually know the importance of mother’s day and it’s origin details. Let’s take a look and learn about it.

History of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as mother and child’s bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated across the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. Similar to mother’s day other celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day are also celebrated across the world.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.

(information and image courtesy: Wikipedia & Google)

When & How is it celebrated?

Mother’s day is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month of May in India.  This year it is going to be on 13th May, 2018.

This Mother’s day we would suggest you do it differently, show her that you truly care not because everyone on the social media is saying so. Here are some suggestions

  • Take her to her favorite food place for lunch or dinner
  • Plan a day with her, involving her hobbies.
  • Cook for her, something which is her favorite dish and serve it by saying “I hope it is as good as you make”.
  • If you are away, gift her a box of fruits. Remember all the times she has pestered you to have your fruit for the balanced diet. This can be easily done through fruiteway.com, also they ensure that high quality and blemish free fruits are delivered on your behave.
  • Don’t update on social media of your love, chances are she won’t even know how to use it.
  • Arrange a get together with her friends.
  • Get her health check done and consult her reports with an expert, even if she is fit and fine.
  • Make her a college, diary or something similar which make her remember you always.

This Matru din or mother’s day, do something that celebrates your mother not the social media. Think about it.

 

 

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