Mother’s Day 2021 in India: date, history and significance
Mother’s Day is a celebration of the relentless love, sacrifice and care that a mother has for her child. The love of a mother is always unconditional and pure for her children. A quote from American author Mitch Albom perfectly sums up the epitome of care and love that mothers have. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know this is the purest love you can find on this earth.” In most countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May, while several others celebrate the occasion on different dates depending on their beliefs.
A mom protects you, loves you, pampers you and takes care of you to make you a competent human being. Can you even imagine a life without it? It seems impossible.
When is Mother’s Day in 2021?
The second Sunday in May is celebrated every year as Mother’s Day in India. This year, it will be celebrated on Sunday May 9.
Mother’s Day is a celebration that is celebrated in honor of all mothers around the world, thanking them for their motherhood and contribution to society.
History and meaning:
The first Mother’s Day celebration began in the United States when a woman named Anna Jarvis wanted to be celebrated as her mother wanted before she died. She took the initiative and held a memorial in 1908, three years after her death at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in West Virginia. She was also the one who launched a campaign to recognize Mother’s Day as a public holiday in the United States in 1905, when her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis had passed away. Anna Jarvis’s request to make it a holiday was initially denied in 1911, but the United States began to observe the day to honor their mothers.
In 1941, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May as a national holiday.
According to another story, it is believed to be celebrated in memory of the Mother Church on Christian Mothers Sunday. In Arab countries, the day is celebrated on March 21, also known as the Spring Equinox.