Today almost every country in the world celebrates mothers day in some way. More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year? It is one of the biggest international gifting holidays and is second only to Valentines day in flower sales. But this was never the intention when Anna Jarvis campaigned for her Mothers Day Memorial.
Mothers day was never meant to develop into such a profitable and economic commercial machine. So how did it get so out of control and what is the history behind Mothers Day?
Many religions around the world have long held celebrations and religious festivals for mothers and mother hood. The Roman Catholics held a similar celebration for the Mother Mary. In Hindu Mother’s Day is called “Mata Tirtha Aunshi” meaning “Mother Pilgrimage fortnight”, and is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Baisakh, i.e., April/May. This celebration pre-dates the creation of the US-inspired celebration by at least a few centuries.