Mother’s Day originated in ancient Greece and Rome, where people would celebrate the maternal Goddesses at a Spring ritual. For instance the Goddess Cybele, at the festival of Hilaria. The celebrations would include parades, feasting, games, and offerings in temples. Early historians have mentioned these celebrations as early as 250 years before the noted birth of Jesus Christ.
It was only much later that the early Christians began to use the festivals to honour Mary, the mother of Jesus.
During the 1600’s, in the UK, Mother’s Day was then taken a bit further. People would attend church to honour Mary, and afterwards children would then give gifts to their own mothers. Hence, Mothering Sunday was born and is still continued to this day.
So when you give to your mom next Sunday, 6 March, please also think of the Goddesses who watch over us.
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