Sunday, 22 March 2009
Love On A Mothering Sunday
Mother’s Day, Muttertag, La Festa della Mamma, Mothering Sunday, Fête des Mères, Día de las Madres......
For many of us,today Sunday 22nd March, we will be giving cards, flowers, chocolates and doing little kind gestures, righly so for our wonderful mothers.
But, does anyone know why we do these great things on Mothers Day?
Mothers Day since 17th Century of England and in the modern day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, where Christians fast, however on Mothering Sunday, familes had a mid-lentern feast, in honour of motherhood.
Motherhood has always been celebrated throughout history. From early prehistoric times, the mother known as Goddess was worshipped as the creator of life. In Egypt, the Queen of Heaven,Isis, ruled all matters concerning mothering. In Ancient Rome Hera and in ancient Greece Rhea were known as Mother Goddess.
Like today and historically, most mothering festivals took place in springtime to celebrate the rebirth of the land as its the most fertile time of the year.
Which leads to also to today, whereby we honour our very own goddesses our mothers.
So, like in history, weather your close to your mum, live far away, don't often tell your mum how great you think she is, make it your daily aim, to tell your mum you love her, or how much she means to you. Weather you think she knows it or not, tell her! As mums are great and often go underestimated, so Mum this is for you...I love you so much as you truly are my hero and are always here for me. For these reasons and many more I love you.
Happy Mothers Day! xxxx