Mothers Day: May 12
Mothers Day is celebrated in Australia on Sunday.
In Australia, Mothers’ Day is seriously celebrated and recognised as a day all Australians express their gratitude to their Mother, Grandmother and mother figures in there lives.
Mothers Day History
The oldest Mothers’ Day history is with the ancient greeks, where they would dedicate this day to Maternal Goddess’s. They would celebrate in honour of Rhea, wife of Cronus and according to Greek mythology mother of many dieties. Christians started to honour the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ on the day of the 4th Sunday of Lent which eventually became mothering Sunday in the UK.
Mothers Day Traditions and Activities
In Australia, Mothers’ Day has become a commercial day however many people still treat their mothers to breakfast in Bed, or lunch or dinner out. The emphasis is on the fact that a mother should not work on this day. She should be pampered, cared for and spoilt. Australians also tend to mark the day by wearing a carnation to commemorate the hardships a mother has to deal with in order to bring up her children.
Children mostly tend to make personel cards and many people buy flowers or female gifts. The origin of Mothers’ Day belongs to the ancient Greeks and Romans, but can also be traced back to the UK where Mothering Sunday has been celebrated much before other countries. The celebrations seen today are relatively young, not even a hundred years old.