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Mother's Day as we know it is truly a modern concept. Just like any holiday, it has its roots in ancient history, but has evolved so much over the years that it hardly resembles its original incarnation. Mother's Day used to be more about saints and deities that represent motherhood, rather than the actual human element we celebrate today. In recent history, though, Mother's Day has gradually taken on the shape we see it in today - a celebration and day of appreciation for our mothers, the most important people in our lives.
The earliest known celebration of "Mother's Day" can be traced back to ancient
Europe eventually developed its own version of the holiday, though it was to celebrate the "Mother Church" (the church in which they were baptized), rather than actual mothers themselves. When the Pilgrims came to
By 1900, forty-six states were celebrating Mother's Day, and it was signed into national observance in 1914. Since then, America has honored its mothers and their devotion with flowers, cards, and smiles. Many other countries now celebrate a version of the holiday.
Mother's Day is now quite a large holiday, and it's coming up this Sunday! If you haven't yet gotten you mum a gift or a memento, check out the article on the best Mother's Day gift ideas. You may not have time to order anything online, but that shouldn't stop you from doing something creative! I plan on taking a picture with a road sign that boasts my mother's last name and framing it. I also ordered her some flowers today. I encourage you to use your brain and think of something personal and unique as a Mother's Day gift. This is a pretty important day in