воскресенье, 13 мая 2012 г.

Мамин День

Mother's Day is intended to be a day to celebrate motherhood. Many churches and families in the United States recognize the second Sunday in May to honor mothers. Many years ago, England observed a day to honor mothers in mid-Lent that was called Mothering Sunday. In the United Kingdom, Mothers' Day is celebrated in March. The first known suggestion of Mother's Day in the United States was in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe. She suggested that people observe the day on June 2 as a day dedicated to peace.  In 1908, Anna Jarvis of West Virginia began a campaign for a nationwide observance of Mother's Day. She chose the second Sunday in May and started the custom of wearing a carnation. If a person wears a colored carnation, their mother is living. A white carnation signifies that their mother has passed away. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution of Congress recommending that Congress and the executive branch of government recognize the observance of Mother's Day. From:

2 комментария:

  1. Семкова Алина15 января 2013 г., 5:18

    As for me Mother`s Day is a wonderful holiday! In Russia we celebrate it every year since 1998 year at last Sunday of November, in Yakutia 14th of October. Special traditions our holiday doesn`t have but in this day everyone should express all love, gratitude to his mother, grandmother or wife. It`s a very warm and pleasant holiday.

  2. As far as I know, Mother’s Day in Russia has been celebrated since 1998 on the last Sunday of November and in our Republic since 1993 on the third Sunday of October. So we can celebrate it twice a year. It’s great! Nobody can remain indifferent about this day. Everybody wants to say thanks to all Mothers who give children all their love, kindness and care.