Mother’s Day to be celebrated today

Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 14 (Sunday) across the globe including Pakistan to pay tribute to all mothers and motherhood. The day is a part of celebrations to honour mothers and highlight their sacrifices for their children and their vital role in the society.
Like every year, the day was marked with the spirit and enthusiasm. It is celebrated on various dates in many parts of the world. Although the origins of the holiday date back to the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the modern form of the celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States began in the early 20th century.
It was first celebrated in 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis who, in turn, many years earlier had founded Mothers’ Day Work Clubs in five cities.
Nowadays Mother’s Day (or a similar event) is celebrated in more than 150 countries around the world, although at different dates.
Many countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and many European countries, celebrate Mother’s Day on second Sunday of May. On the other hand, in many African countries it is celebrated on 21 March. To summarize, most of the Mother’s Day dates around the world fall in May or in March.—APP

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