Mother’s Day – The second most important Day of the year!
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honour of the mother godesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.
Mother’s Day was held in Australia on 13th May this year and is usually held around that time every year. It is the perfect opportunity for families (of all persuasions), children and siblings to acknowledge and celebrate the absolutely integral and essential role our mothers have always and continue to play in our lives and the often over-looked and under- appreciated contributions to our entire lives .
Let’s face it, apart from all the years of daily physical support and nurturing, mothers are our first, primary and constant source of love, empathy and emotional support in our lives – they are, in fact,the ones who teach us how to love.
Some people would argue that like many other “Days” of the year, eg “Father’s Day, Christmas Day”, “Mother’s Day” has become so over-commercialised and exploited that it makes a mockery of the event,and it’s hard to argue with that. But it could also be said that of all the “Days” of the year, apart from your own Birthday of course, “Mother’s Day” is the most important… after all, where would we be without them?