Today is HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY | Sunday Observer


13 May, 2018

Many countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in the month of May. Sri Lanka celebrates Mother’s Day annually on May 13th. Mother's Day is a day allocated to your mother to make her feel special and wonderful. We always take our mom for granted and just expect her to do things for us because she is our mother. While this thought process is absurd, we all do it. We call her multiple times of the day for stupid questions or just to keep us company. She is always there for you and she is the number one in your heart.

A mother will be there for you all the time and will help you with anything. She will always answer your phone call and listen to you, no matter how much she does not want to. She will make anything you want to make you happy or because she knows it is your favorite food. This is extremely helpful when you come home from school and your favorite food is waiting at the table for you.

A mother is always there to help you solve your problems and calm you down. No matter how big or small your problem is, she will help you get through it. She always has a calm mind and when you grow up you wonder if you could do that with your child. She will always love you and be the perfect person to ever walk the earth. She is the strongest person you know and you hope to be just like her when you grow up. So take this one day of the year and show her how much she means to you.

The first modern day mother's day celebration was held in the year 1908 when Anna Jarvis who is known as the founder of Mother's Day, held a memorial ceremony to honour her mother and all mothers at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Virginia, USA. The International Mother's Day shrine is in Grafton, Virginia, USA where the first Mother's Day celebration was held. Did you know that there are other Mother's Day celebrations not related to the modern holiday? Many celebrations of mothers and motherhood have existed throughout the world over thousands of years such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria and the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration.

In 1908 the US Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother's Day an official holiday. They found the idea of such a holiday amusing and said they would have to proclaim also a Mother-in-law's Day. Mother's day is celebrated on different days during a year by different countries. For example while Georgia celebrates Mother's Day on March 3, Indonesia celebrates it on December 22.

Tips to make mothers happy

Some ideas which will help you to put a smile on your mother’s face on Mother’s Day!

1. Give her a handmade card thanking her for all that she does.

2. Wake up early in the morning and surprise her by cooking the breakfast.

3. Give her a bouquet of her favourite flowers.

4. Buy her a gift.

5. Do the daily chores she does at home before she starts. Example: Clean and tidy the house, wash the clothes, sweep the garden or fold the clothes.

These little things will make her feel how much you love and care for her.