They Say She is the Angel Sent by God; Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s time to pamper the one who pampered you all her life. One day is definitely not enough to return her years and decades of diligent love and care towards you but then again you can never return a mother’s love, simply pass it on.  On this mother’s day, celebrated on 2nd Sunday of May; tell your mother how much she means to you.

The phenomenon of mother’s day is as old as early Greek and Roman civilizations.  An annual spring festival was celebrated to worship goddess ‘Rhea’, the mother of many deities in Greek mythology, whereas the Romans offered prayers to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele.

The Christians celebrated fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ. Later in England this holiday was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday. This is where the modern day mother’s day originated. Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were the pioneers of modern day mother’s day.

Happy Mother’s Day

In 1872, famous American poet Julia Ward Howe fought for women’s rights. She suggested that June 2nd to be declared as Mother’s Day to honor mothers in the name of world peace.

Another crusader of Mother’s Day was Miss Anna Jarvis, who lost her mother in 1905 and started campaigning for a national day to honor all mothers in a way to memorialize her mother’s philanthropic life.  Popularly known as “Mother Jarvis,” she was an activist who had organized “Mother’s Work Days” to save lives from polluted water. During the Civil War, Mother Jarvis had also organized women’s brigades, encouraging women’s development and wellbeing.

On this mother’s day HKS Designer and Consultant International Company Ltd wishes all the mothers  a Happy Mother’s Day, may your wishes come true and dreams be fulfilled.

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