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Mother’s day – Sunday 8 May 2011

May 6, 2011

What are you going to do for your mother?  A handmade card is extra special; a basket of goodies; a cake; vouchers for chores; flowers and sweets; jewellery; a day of pampering; a long phone conversation, or a visit?   For those who have lost their mothers, maybe a visit to the cemetary; a family get together or a memorial message posted online…

For ideas, check out Kaboose for craft ideas, or come into the library for books to help you.

The majority of countries that celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for Mothers to be lavished with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones. But it wasn’t always this way…

Spiritual Origin of Mothers Day Only recently dubbed “Mother’s Day,” the highly traditional practice of honoring of Motherhood is rooted in antiquity, and past rites typically had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones; societies tended to celebrate Goddesses and symbols rather than actual Mothers. The personal, human touch to Mother’s Day is a relatively new phenomenon. The maternal objects of adoration ranged from mythological female deities to the Christian Church itself. Only in the past few centuries did celebrations of Motherhood develop a decidedly human focus. (Source: http://www.mothersdaycentral.com/about-mothersday/history/)

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