Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.
Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.
Chief Minister Mk Stalin has said that mother is the highest in all stages of our lives. International Mother’s Day is celebrated annually on May 9. On that day, many people celebrate their mother with gifts and greetings.
Many people are celebrating Mother’s Day today (May 09).Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president Mk Stalin today met his mother Dayalu Ammal at gopalapuram residence in person and received blessings and gave her a bouquet of flowers. His wife Durga Stalin was present at the time. He shared the photo on his Twitter handle.
Mk Stalin took to his Twitter handle today (May 09) and said, “Mother tongue, mother land is the highest in all our lives. ” For ten months, the sacrifice serati raised! Best wishes to all the mothers, including my mother, #MothersDay! The Government of Tamil Nadu will protect the welfare of women and mothers.