Mother’s Day 2023: The History and Significance of Why the Day Is Celebrated

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She is the one person who will go to any lengths to keep you content and happy in life. The one warrior you have for life who has your back for keeps Yes, it’s your mother.

Usually brought in on a Sunday, this day is a holiday to celebrate, honour, and appreciate mothers as well as maternal figures and all those special bonds around the world that are special and of the utmost importance. Let us take a moment to delve into the history and significance of Mother’s Day.

She is the one who is your ultimate haven of solace, your constant; she is the person who is your eventual sanctum sanctorum. The one who loves you selflessly and unconditionally is the one who will go to any lengths to make you happy. Yes, I am talking about your mom, guys.

In a life that might be full of ups and downs, we have constant conundrums towards the Almighty, blaming him every day for not having given us this or that. Here is someone who has been giving you gifts even before she set her eyes on you. In the purest bond of love and compassion, mothers are the only ones who are constantly, ceaselessly, relentlessly, tirelessly, and most importantly, selflessly thinking about nothing but the well-being and welfare of their children. Possibly even more than God himself.

Oh yeah, I say this because, indeed, as God couldn’t be everywhere, he made mothers ensure that there is someone to take care of us, even if we don’t.

So, hmm, a very happy Mother’s Day to you all, in advance. Well, as an ode to all moms as well as motherly figures, it is also a day to remember and honour those mothers who have passed away, their immortal sacrifice being with us for this lifetime as well as even beyond eternity.

So, tell me, do you guys know when Mother’s Day actually began? Nope? How about taking in some interesting facts related to the history and significance of Mother’s Day?


So, to begin with, in the United States, the celebration of Mother’s Day was initiated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis. Anna had organised a remembrance event for her own mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a peace activist who was also the one to set up Mother’s Day work clubs to provide care for wounded soldiers during the Civil War, In an attempt to pay an ode to her mother’s dedication and sacrifices towards her family as well as the nation, Nna started the day.

So, while Anna’s efforts eventually led to the official recognition of Mother’s Day in the United States in 1914, it has since become a popular holiday being celebrated worldwide.


Throughout the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated in many ways. While at many places people present cards, gifts, or flowers to their mothers, at other places families get together for special meals, plan a day out, or essentially do something in order to spend quality time with their mothers and maternal figures.

I have also seen some who like to actually choose the day to acknowledge the sacrifice of those mothers who are now immortal and at peace in heaven by donating to various charities and social causes. Indeed, I personally feel this is one of the best ways since, at such an occasion when we get together to acknowledge the love and compassion of the one who is truly selfless, what better way to do so than to help others, or even mothers, who might be in dire need?

At various places, schools and many groups also organise events and activities to promote awareness about well-being as well as general health.


While the internet might be flooded with zillions of options to simply order and give to your mom, I beg and choose to differ a bit here. So guys, firstly, don’t simply gift your mom something because you might wish to follow the bandwagon. Do something instead that would touch her heart. How about cooking up a meal for her instead, giving her the much-needed respite she truly deserves? Ok, lazy bums, you could even order a takeaway she likes, alright?

You could also take some time out and sit with her. Yeah, right, sit with her and understand what she feels, talk to her, and share her thoughts. That would be a much more precious gift than even any other chic jewellery you might choose to give. You know that is the thing she needs the most and misses the most: being heard. Amidst the humdrum of life, running around trying to take care of everything, she simply becomes so consumed that she forgets to breathe and live on her own. Give her that ear and that space. And hey, not only on this one day but all 365 days of the year. Because at the end of it, why should only one day be celebrated to symbolise your love and compassion for the ultimate one? Why should not all of them be in honour of her selfless sacrifice and unconditional love?

So, here’s wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day in advance. Take the day off and spend that much-needed time with your mom and all those maternal figures whom you love and adore.

Tell me how you are going to bring in Mother’s Day this year. Mother’s Day 2023: The History and Significance of Why the Day Is Celebrated.

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