Mother's Day 2021: Every year, the special occasion of Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. This year, the day will be marked on 9 May.
It is observed to honour all the mothers who dedicate their lives to their children and families.
Officially, this day was established by the 28th US President Woodrow Wilson. On this occasion, children give presents and flowers to their mothers. They also give their mothers an off from all the household chores and do the work themselves.
- I hope the light in your eyes always shines like this. Thank you for making me who I am mom, Happy Mother's Day
- Nobody can take care of me as you do. I love you, mom. Happy Mother's day!
- On this Mother's day, I just wanted you to know that I love you the most.
- I am what I am because of what you taught me. I love you, mom. Happy Mother's day!
- Thanks for being there for me mom, Happy Mother's day!
- Wishing you all the happiness not only today but for the rest of your life. Happy Mother's day!
- All my life I kept wishing to grow older so I could finally move out and do my own thing. But now I wish I could just turn back time to be a child and hug my mom again.
- I am so grateful to be blessed with a nurturer as pure and strong as you have been mom. With all my love, Happy Mother's day!
- Your loving and caring ways have inspired me to be the best person I can be. Thank you with all my heart.
History and significance of Mother's Day
According to History.com, Mother's Day dates back to ancient Greeks and Romans who celebrated in honour of mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. However, modern reference to the day can be found in Mothering Sunday, which was the fourth Sunday in Lent celebrated in the UK and some parts of Europe.
The festival was religious in nature as on Mothering Sunday, people used to visit their main church, also known as the mother church.
Finally, the second Sunday of May was designated as Mother's Day due to the efforts of Anna Jarvis who wrote to political leaders for inclusion of Mother's Day in the national calendar. Her efforts came to fruit when US President Wilson made Mother's Day official in 1914.