Origin of mother’s day

Origin of mother’s day

As we can read in Wikipedia: “The first celebrations of Mother’s Day date back to the ancient Greece , where honors were paid to Rea , the mother of the gods Zeus , Poseidon and Hades “.

The Encyclopædia Britannica gives the following definition: “Feast derived from the custom of worshiping the mother in ancient Greece. Formal adoration of the mother, with ceremonies to Cybele, or Gaea, the Great Mother of the Gods, was performed in the ides of march throughout Asia Minor “(1959, vol. 15, p. 849). Likewise, the Romans called this celebration Hilaria when they got it from the Greeks. It was celebrated on March 15 in the temple of Cibeles and offerings were made for three days. Catholics transformed these celebrations to honor the Virgin mary , the mother of Jesus.

In the Catholic saints on December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception , date that Panamanians adopted for the celebration of Mother’s Day. In England towards the XVII century , a similar event took place, also related to the Virgin, which was called Mother Sunday. The children went to mass and they returned home with gifts for their mothers. “Reading this text, it does not seem that this celebration is the invention of department stores, does it?

In any case, it is touching to see the little ones leave school with their beautiful drawings for their mother … We remind you that it is celebrated on May 6, as always on the first Sunday in May. And congratulations  to all moms, especially those who are for the first time these days! Hugs to all Germán Joyero’s team

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