The initial Mother's Day observance may be dated back to spring festival in honor of Rhea, the Goddess Mother in the ancient Greek empire. The modern-day beginning of Mother's Day may be credited to two ladies - Anna Jarvis and Julia Ward Howe, who became significant in setting up a practice in the USA. During 1870, Julia Ward Howe named for Mother's Day to be observed every year. Because of her sponsorship, it continued for ten years in Boston, but still died out. Then came out Juliet Calhoun Blakely from Albion, Michigan, she initiated Mother’s Day in 1800s and her sons give tribute to her every year and encourage others to also honor their mothers.
There are different ways to explain mother figures and an admiration for mothers during Mother’s Day. It includes white carnations wherein this is what Anna Jarvis requested to be the certified symbol of Mother’s Day. Many people considered Mother’s Day as a big commercialized celebration of the card companies, jewelry stores, flower shops, gift shops, department stores, hotels and restaurants, and advertising promotions.
Many people remember and celebrate mother’s day by giving cards, cakes and flowers too. There are also some family that celebrated it through family gatherings and visitations. Family breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at home or at a restaurant, sometimes brunches at cafés and movie dates together are one of the many ways to celebrate mother’s day.
Phone calls are made by children to their parents, particularly their mothers who are living away from them. There are children who are creating and making an effort to compose personal messages, poems and handmade items for their mothers and for some mother figures for them. While those adults that don’t have that extra time to compose one will give gifts such as chocolates, jewelry, clothing, accessories, hobby tools and equipment or gift vouchers.