Mother’s Day 2019! | Sunday Observer

Mother’s Day 2019!


“A mother is your first friend, your best friend and your friend forever”


Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards their mothers. This year Mother’s Day is celebrated in Sri Lanka and in some other parts of the world today (May 12, 2019). It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May.

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 is absurd, we all do it. We call her multiple times of the day to answer our stupid questions or just to keep us company. She is always there for you and she is the number one person 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 favourite food. This is extremely helpful when you return home from school and your favourite food is 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 with you. She is the strongest person you know and you hope to be just like her when you grow up. 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 1908 when Anna Jarvis, 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 your mother 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.