Mother’s Day

5/13/2017

Join MorningStar Church in celebrating Mother’s Day, held each year on the second Sunday in May.

History

Mother’s Day was proclaimed in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson and first celebrated on May 9, 1914.  It was designed as a day to give a public “thank you” to all mothers.  It is typically celebrated by most with gifts, visits, and flowers.

The origin of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans.  But, the modern day roots stem from a tradition established in the 1600s by early Christians in the United Kingdom (UK), where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated.  Mothering Sunday was a festival held the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ.  It was later expanded to include all mothers.