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Theydeserveit >> Holiday Gifts >> Mother's Day>> Mother's Day Trivia

Mother's Day Trivia

Mother's Day Trivia is all about the small myths and facts encompassing the loving occasion of Mother's Day. The list of facts and myths related to Mother's Day is innumerable and are meant to enrich the jubilations of Mother's Day to the fullest. These facts and myths encircling Mother's Day have remained in circulation for ages and have enriched the younger generations with more knowledge about this celebration.

African tribes call themselves " Maharis" which signifies motherhood. Whereas Chinese family names quite frequently begin with a sign indicating "Mother" . The ancient Greeks used to celebrate Mother's Day in spring in honor of goddess Rhea, "Mother of all Gods" . They used to celebrate this day with honey-cakes and fine drinks and offered flowers at dawn. Even in Japan, the land of the rising sun, the Imperial Families trace their descent from Omikami Amaterasu meaning the Mother of the World. Julia Ward Howe was a staunch women's right supporter and staged a protest program for peace in Boston by celebrating a special day for mothers to point towards the misery of the mothers left alone without their sons due to the Franco-Prussian War.

Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia is known to have initiated Mother's Day celebrations in US officially. In the Hindu scriptures, the great mother Kali is paid homage and credited for the invention of writing through alphabets, pictographs, and other images. The Greek word " meter" and the Sanskrit word "mantra" both signify mother and measurement. The stories of Mother Goose have been popular with children of all ages and generations. Native American Indian women have been honored as the "life of the nation" for rendering the gift of motherhood to the tribes while ancient Egyptians believed "Bast" to be the mother of all cats on earth and hence cats were considered sacred animals and Bible credits Eve as the "Mother of all the Living" . England in 1600's celebrated "Mothering Sunday" when servants were granted day's leave to visit their family members.

Lastly, Mother Earth is also known as "Terra Firma" which is a Latin translation of a phrase from one of the great poems of Homer. To know more about Mother's Day trivia, browse through .

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