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The History Of Mother’s Day

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24.02.2016

 

Far from being a manufactured celebration, the history of Mother’s Day goes back far further than most might think – all the way back, in fact, to the ancient Greeks who held a Spring festival in the hour of Rhea, the mother of many of their gods and goddesses.

Not wanting to be left out the Romans followed suit with a festival they called Hilaria, in honour of Cybele another mother goddess.

In the UK, Mothering Sunday was established by the 17th century, when poor children, who had been sent away to work, were allowed to return to their hometowns and villages to worship at their ‘mother’ churches during Lent.  During theses visits, the children established the tradition of presenting their mothers with flowers are sweet treats.

So why not join the beautiful chain of affection that stretches back into the mists of time by giving your mother goddess a Mother’s Day gift to say ‘thank you’

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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