Mother's day is a holiday to thank his mother. In the United States, Canada and some other countries, every year the second Sunday of may is mother's day. On the date of the other countries are not the same (see all countries in the world mother's day date). Mothers on this day would normally receive gifts. Carnation is regarded as dedicated to mother's flower.
Festival originated in ancient Greece. On this day, the ancient greeks to Greece Hera pay tribute to the mother of the gods. To ancient Rome, the scale of these activities becomes more big, to celebrate the grand often last for three days. And, of course, the ancient people worship of the goddess is only a superstition, it with people today is very different to the respect of maternal. In the 17th century, mother's day spread to England, the British fasting period of the fourth Sunday as mother's day. In this day, go out in the outside of young people will return to their home, to bring small gifts for their mothers.
The modern mother's day originated in the United States, by Anna jarvis (AnnaJarvis, 1864-1948), she never married, always accompany beside her mother. Anna jarvis's mother has a kind heart, caring, she should be a day to commemorate the obscurity to contribute the mothers, but this desire has not yet realize she died. Her daughter, Anna jarvis, in 1907 began to organize activities, apply for mother's day become a legal holiday. Festival on May 10, 1908 in the official start of the American West Virginia and Pennsylvania. She had personally arrange ceremony in the church, organization activity, at the same time requirements to participants on the chest to wear white pink. This activity, has caused many people's attention and interest. The following year, have more churches are organizing the same activities.
In 1911, to celebrate mother's day is very widespread, not only spread to every state in the United States of America, and Canada, Mexico and South America, some countries also begann to celebrate this festival. The United States of America have the propaganda leaflets for mom on mother's day with ten different words print and distribute to all countries, in order to expand the influence. Celebrate mother's day since few years, the movement of the boom has redoubled. In 1912, the United States of America set up the mother's day international association. In May 1913, the United States house of representatives unanimously passed a resolution, called on the President, house and senate, and the federal government and cabinet all officials are wearing white pink on mother's day. In 1914, the United States congress officially named the second Sunday in May as mother's day, and ask the President issued declaration, called on officials to display the flag on all public buildings. Then, President Wilson announcing to the national citizens also hang flags on their homes to show people for all the mother's love and respect for the United States of America. The President of the United States has since been held every year to publish a declaration of the same content.
In 1913, the U.S. congress will determine the second Sunday in May each year as legal mother's day, and on that day every family all want to hang the national flag, to honor their mothers. And Anna jarvis's mother's favorite carnation has become the symbol of mother's day.
In the early morning, my sister went out and brought home a bunch of pretty flowers. Right after my mother got up out of bed, we said "Happy Mother's Day"! to her and gave her the flowers. My mother was very happy; she smiled and said,"How wonderful the flowers look! Thank you!
Also, we told her we were going to do all the housework for our beloved mother, and she could take a rest for a day. In the beginning, we were excited about all the work we can do at home. Before long, we found that the housework seemed to be endless, There was cooking and washing, and cleaning to do, and there was shopping to do,too.
During the dinner hour, the kitchen seemed so busy. My father was making a salad, my sister was baking a pie for dessert, and I was washing rice and vegetables, and there were many other things to do. Finally, the dinner was ready; it was two hours behind the usual schedule. The food was not as delicious as my mother's.
Nevertheless, my mother and father enjoyed it, and felt very proud of their daughter and son.