Children’s drawings, bunches of flowers and compliments, a unanimous voice cries out all over the world: Mom we love you ! This is what Mother’s Day is all about. What is the origin of this universal celebration? The earliest trace can be found in the primitive “Venuses” of all early civilizations. Ancient Greece worshipped Rhea, mother of the gods, while Cybele, goddess of fertility, was celebrated in the Roman Empire, and Yemaya, goddess of water, was revered in Africa.
In the 17th century, the English implemented the first secular celebration under the name of “Mothering Sunday”, but it was in America, however, that the event really took off under the influence of the writer Julia Ward Howe. In 1914, Congress declared Mother’s Day a public holiday and the tradition began. It has come a long way since then. China has adopted this western tradition in the 90s. However, once past the age of 35, children no longer celebrate their mother because it is exclusively the preserve of the younger generations. No matter, older children will always have good reason to pamper the first woman in their lives.
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