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MOTHERS DAY CELEBRATIONS IN CANADA & ITS ORIGIN

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Mothers Day is celebrated all across the world with huge passion, compassion, & emotions for all mothers from various different nationalities, backgrounds, and origins. 9th May is the date of celebration of the benevolent day in Canada. Taking place on the same day in form of informal celebrations in most countries of the world. Hence, some countries celebrate it on differing dates from Canada with reasons unknown. However, the significance and prestige of the day are the same everywhere. Hence, as it is a huge symbol for mothers from many different nations.

CELEBRATIONS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD:

Celebrations in the United Kingdom take place on the 14th of March every year. On the 14th of Feb, the celebrations of mother’s day are held in Norway. Significantly, while in Sweden the date of celebration for Mother’s day is 30th May. The same is the case with celebrations in France, i.e. 30th May & in Spain it is celebrated on 2nd May. 21st march annually is the celebration day in UAE, & 10th May in Mexico. The impact is universal and the day is not a public holiday in almost all the countries.

Mother’s day is a dedicated day for mothers of various backgrounds and nationalities. However, the key factor is the emotions people hold and show for their lovely mothers. For some people, it can be a formality to follow the day. However, for most, it is a day where they can share a card and gifts filled with emotions of love & sentiments. Apart from these, thankfulness for their lovely mothers. People generally want to show their mothers that they have played a very significant role in their lives. Ironically, as a guide and their motherhood is everything for them in their life. Having said that, no one can deny the role a mother plays in the upbringing of their children.

MOTHER’S DAY- ‘A Brief History & Origin’:

The origination of Mother’s day dates back to 1908. That also, from a North American country that are very close neighbors of Canada, i.e. United States of America. Later on, it was celebrated every year. This is vitally after the first recorded celebrations on Mother’s Day. Anna Marie Jarvis was the lady who founded the day after lots of efforts. Hence, in honor of her deceased mother, as she wanted to give her the prestige she deserved. It was her campaign for a day. Something that signifies mothers of all countries should have a dedicated special day of their own.

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In 1908, Miss Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her prestigious mother at the St. Andrews Methodist Church. A church placed in Grafton, West Virginia, USA. Importantly, as she wanted to honor her mother and all the mothers of different nations. Hence, by making them sacred for their children. Due to her iconic efforts, the day is celebrated every year. Ironically, as a symbolic day since it was initiated in 1908.

It is not a public holiday in Canada, nor in the United States. As a public holiday in the United States for the first time as it took place in 1910. Declared as a public holiday by US President Woodrow Wilson later in the year 1915 as well. Was finally declared as a public holiday like Mother’s day in the year 1915. Simultaneously, this is in the whole of Canada at the same time. The status which was once active in Canada was later on finished due to unknown reasons.

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HOW THE DAY IS CELEBRATED IN CANADA:

Dedicated to the mother-children relationship, as the name says. In the form of spending some quality & emotional time with your mother & sharing old memories. Furthermore, send them greetings and gifts if they are far away. Showing them the love and importance they need. Hence, as well as the care factor which is always there in the relationship. Mother-Children relationship holds true values of trust and emotions for each other. A relationship made in the heavens. Benevolence is the only gesture of love that fills the spirit of this day. Since the day originated from a Christian following country. Another holy remembrance on the day is the relationship of mother Mary to the miracle son & Prophet of Christianity Jesus Christ.  Ironically, the day holds true values of divinity and the love for the ultimate bond created by God.

Canadians usually treat their mothers to a special lunch or dinner outside, showing them the importance that is most needed. Some may also treat their mothers to movies in Cinemas. Hence, enjoying a shopping experience with them, or a short trip with them. The ultimate objective is to have some memories that will stay relishing and shining forever. 

MOTHERS DAY TRADITIONS- ‘Sharing Gifts & Cards’:

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As part of the traditions, sharing gifts is obviously the most common thing that happens usually on mother’s day. These gifts can be in form of flowers & boxes of chocolates. Given by Canadians to their mothers as being the most common gifts. Some as part of more importance share cards and handmade gifts as an appreciation gesture for their lovely mothers. Other precious gifts also include new dresses, bags, shoes, and even pieces of jewelry for their mother’s love.

In addition to all these activities, Canadian children often dedicate poems on cards. Affectionately as gestures of love for their lovely mothers. They also share simple writings filled with innocence showing the amount of gratitude they have for their mothers.

‘Made in the Heavens’, as it is truly a pure relationship. Symbolically, as Mother-Children relationship is a unique bond of trust and compassion.

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IS MOTHERS DAY CANADA THE SAME IN CANADA AND US?
Mother’s Day is in the UK is always held on the fourth Sunday after Lent. This is because Christians visit their mother church, which is why we refer to it as Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day is also referred to in other countries, such as the USA. Theirs were not founded by religion.

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DO THEY CELEBRATE MOTHERS DAY IN CANADA?
Canada, along with many other countries, has adopted the US Mother’s Day holiday. However, some countries observe Mother’s Day on a different day. Mother’s Day in the UK is known as Mothering Sunday. It falls on the fourth Sunday after Lent. For 2021, it is the 14th March.

HOW IS MOTHERS DAY CELEBRATED IN CANADA?
Mother’s Day is celebrated in Canada every year on May 2nd. It’s a day to honor your mom. Mother’s Day was made an official holiday by Anna Jarvis, an American who felt that her mom and all mothers should be celebrated.

WHY IS MOTHERS DAY DIFFERENT IN UK AND CANADA?
Mother’s Day is an American holiday that is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May. It was created by Anna Jarvis. The first Mother’s Day celebration took place at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Grafton, West Virginia on May 10, 1908.

DO ALL COUNTRIES HAVE MOTHER’S DAY?
Mother’s Day in the United States is celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May. Soon thereafter, many American cities began to observe the day. In 1914, the US president declared it a national holiday and celebrated it on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day is celebrated in many other countries at different times throughout the year.

WHY IS MOTHER’S DAY IN MAY IN CANADA?
Mother’s Day was first made an official holiday by West Virginia in 1910. It is celebrated in May on the second Sunday. This day was also made an official holiday in Canada by 1915. Since then, Canadians have celebrated this special day.

WHY ARE THERE 2 MOTHER’S DAYS?
Mother’s Day is celebrated in over 50 countries. However, not all countries observe it on the same day. Australia, Denmark, and Finland are some of the countries that celebrate Mother’s Day every Sunday in May.

WHY DO COUNTRIES HAVE DIFFERENT MOTHER’S DAYS?
It is believed that it originated from the 16th-century Christian practice of visiting mothers during Lent. It links to Easter and Easter varies according to the lunar calendar.

HOW MUCH DO CANADIANS SPEND ON MOTHERS DAY?
You can give flowers, cards, or chocolates to your mother, or make special dishes or handmade items for Mother’s Day. Some people take their mother or father figures to the movies, a cafe, or a day at the park.

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