Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day, Mothering Sunday, Goes 'Way Back

"Mother's Day History"
DayForMothers.com

"The history of Mother's Day is centuries old and goes back to the times of ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. The early Christians celebrated the Mother's festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Interestingly, later on a religious order stretched the holiday to include all mothers, and named it as the Mothering Sunday. The English colonists settled in America discontinued the tradition of Mothering Sunday because of lack of time. In 1872 Julia Ward Howe organized a day for mothers dedicated to peace. It is a landmark in the history of Mother's Day...."

This is probably more about Mothers' Day through the ages than you need - or maybey want - to know. But I thought it was interesting, and maybe you will too.

Mother's Day: The Unanswered Question

The article is silent, though, on a crucial point: who is responsible for putting the start of fishing season (in Minnesota, anyway) on Mother's Day?!

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2 comments:

Brigid said...

"The article is silent, though, on a crucial point: who is responsible for putting the start of fishing season (in Minnesota, anyway) on Mother's Day?!"

Mothers. Who only want one thing on their special day. To be left alone!

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Brigid,

:D

I think you've got something, there.

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