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Why do we Celebrate Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is a holiday that is observed annually in many countries around the world. But why do we celebrate this day? Our guide will help you to understand the importance of the day and why you should make your mum feel special.

What is Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is an annual celebration that respects and appreciates mothers and maternal figures around the world. This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14th. It is typically celebrated on the second Sunday of May in Australia, though the date varies in other countries. The day is a way to recognise mothers' important contributions to their families and communities.

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Where did Mother's Day originate?

The tradition of celebrating Mother's Day dates back to ancient civilisations, where the concept of motherhood was revered and respected. The ancient Greeks and Romans celebrated festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, while the Christian Church has long celebrated a holiday called Mothering Sunday. This holiday was originally a religious celebration falling on the fourth Sunday in Lent and is still a time for families to come together and celebrate the maternal figures in their lives, especially in the UK.

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Why do we celebrate Mother's Day today?

The modern celebration of Mother's Day can be traced back to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, who wanted to cherish her own mother, Ann Jarvis. Ann Jarvis was a social activist who worked to improve mothers' and children's health and living conditions in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Anna Jarvis held the first Mother's Day celebration in 1908 in her hometown of Grafton, West Virginia. Over time, the celebration spread throughout the country and was recognised as a national holiday in 1914.

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How can we celebrate Mother's Day? 

Today, Mother's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. Many people use the day as an opportunity to show their love and appreciation for their mothers by giving them gifts, cards, and flowers. Restaurants and other businesses also promote special Mother's Day deals and events to mark the day.

It is a time to reflect on the love and compassion maternal figures provide to those closest. They lovingly provide emotional support, teach important life lessons, and set an example of selflessness and compassion. Motherhood can be a demanding job that requires patience, strength, and dedication. Mothers often juggle multiple responsibilities, from caring for their children to managing a household to pursuing a career. 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Interflora

Mother's Day is the perfect occasion to show your love and appreciation for the most important woman in your life. And what better way to do that than with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Interflora? Our expert local florists handpick the freshest and most vibrant blooms to create stunning arrangements that are sure to bring a smile to your mum's face. Whether she loves classic roseslilies, or orchids, we have a wide range of options to choose from. Plus, with our reliable delivery service, you can surprise your mum with a beautiful bouquet no matter where she is. 

So why not make this Mother's Day extra special with a gift that is sure to be treasured? Order your Interflora flowers today and make your mum feel loved and appreciated. For guaranteed Mother's Day flower or Mother's Day hamper delivery in Australia, please place your order before 10 am AEST on Friday, 12th May 2023.

Let us know on Facebook or Instagram how your family celebrates Mother’s Day. Use the hashtags #InterfloraAU and #AlwaysInterflora.

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