Mother’s Day Trivia
Mother’s day in the U.K.
Is Mothering Sunday represent the same Mother’s day as of USA?
No. It is a different and older tradition then the mother’s day of May-month’s celebration
What is Mothering Sunday?
It is a religious celebration that takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Traditionally english people celebrates Mother’s day as Mothering sunday. On this day daughter of the house who had been working out of the city would come back to meet their mother & other family members.
Who all countries follow the U.K’s tradition to celebrate Mothering Sunday?
The UK, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man and Nigeria all have the same date for Mother’s Day.
How do people celebrate a Mothering Sunday?
On this day children give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers, also as per the legends a specialized cake named Simnel cake is prepared in homes.
Mother’s day in the U.S.A.
How did tradition of Mother’s day started in the USA?
Mother’s day in USA celebrated in 1907 for the first time. First ceremony was held in West Virginia by Anna Jarvis.
Who is Anna Jarvis?
Anna Jarvis AKA Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis was a social activist and community organizer during the American Civil War era.
Who did declare a official holiday for Mother’s day?
President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day a national holiday on the second Sunday in May to honour mothers, in 1914.
How do Americans celebrate Mother’s day?
It is celebrated with giving cards, chocolates and other gift items to mothers & other women.
Mother’s day in India.
When do Indians celebrate Mother’s day?
Indians celebrate it on two occasions. One is when it is being celebrated in the most of the parts of the World, and secondly Indians of Hindu community celebrate it in the form of Durga Puja. Where they offer flowers and fruits to the Goddess Durga across Northern India and in some states of Eastern India, for instance, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam & Odisha, etc..
Mother’s day in France.
Mother’s Day is called as Fête des Mères in French. It will be celebrated on May 30 this year, i.e. on the last Sunday every year or sometimes it is celebrated on the first sunday in June. It is celebrated in June if the date (last Sunday) coincides with Whitsun (Whitsuntide.)
In every French municipality, the mayor honours mothers of large families by giving them a special medal. This is known as “la Médaille de la Famille.” (English: Family Medal)
How do the French celebrate Mother’s Day?
In modern times french people give flowers, jewellery, perfumes to their Mothers.
What are all the other days sharing Mother’s day this year?
World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD)
It is observed to spread awareness about the deadly disease around the world. According to a study, “every year about quarter of a million women around the world are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 140,000 women die of it, making it the cancer for women with the lowest survival rate.”
This day has been commemorating by hospitals, cancer support NGOs and other communities that has been working toward the better treatment, awareness of its symptoms, & risks of it in the society.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
8 May is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day — a global day to celebrate the uniqueness and unity of our International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The theme for the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day of 2022 is #BeHumanKind.
This day is the birth-anniversary of Jean-Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828. He was the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.