Mothers day in Mauritius, is one of the beautiful days of the year to me. To my knowledge this day has to be given a Public Holiday in Mauritius. Sounds funny but its true “Mothers Day” the only day in a year you share and express your love for your mother, sad! but she is the one who gave you the birth and today everyone on earth is alive because of your mother. Well Mother is someone whom we need to respect the most and care for the most. Every mother is always been proud of their own kids and so does the generations passes on. Being a Mother is the biggest privilege any women can feel and surely that falls under the part of being a complete women.
Mothers day is always celebrated grand in Mauritius, well due to the fact you can see lots of roses and see almost every kid to elders carrying a beautiful pack of flowers to offer their mothers. This year its going to be special and really appealing due to the fact that you have something new and something unique to offer to your mother and express you love and express it bold, co’z mother is one such person on earth you cannot replace. You can always offer her something unique from LipsA boutique in Mauritius. If you are staying at quatre-bornes then you are the lucky ones, coz LipsA boutique is there and you can offer ranger of Kurtis which are unique and Handbags which are the most favorite for any women in the world. We will talk about the Mothers day gift ideas in other topic, for now you might want to know how Mothers Day started actually, so if you are interested in knowing how it all happened read below.
Mother’s Day was first proclaimed in 1870 in Boston by Julia Ward Howe, and Howe called for it to be observed each year nationally in 1872. As originally envisioned, Howe’s “Mother’s Day” was a call for Pacifism and disarmament by women. Early “Mother’s Day” was mostly marked by women’s peace groups. A common early activity was the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had fought or died on opposite sides of the American Civil War.
In 1907 Mother’s Day was first celebrated in a small private way by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia, to commemorate the anniversary of her mother’s death two years earlier on May 9, 1905. Jarvis’s mother, also named Anna Jarvis, had been active in Mother’s Day campaigns for peace and worker’s safety and health. The younger Jarvis launched a quest to get wider recognition of Mother’s Day. The celebration organized by Jarvis on May 10, 1908 involved 407 children with their mothers at the Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton. The following campaign to recognize Mother’s Day was financed by clothing merchant John Wanamaker. As the custom of Mother’s Day spread, the emphasis shifted from the pacificism and reform movements to a general appreciation of mothers.
The first official recognition of the holiday was by West Virginia in 1910.
A proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day was signed by U.S. president Woodrow Wilson on May 14, 1914.
A tradition calls for the wearing of carnations on Mother’s Day—a red one if one’s mother is alive, and white if she has died.