All SOFT Families
Mother’s Day is upon us as sons, daughters, wives, and husbands rush to buy the usual gifts of cards, flowers, and chocolates for their special women.
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
This celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.
Mother’s Day celebrations typically include flowers, chocolates, treating her to a nice dinner out or a bottle of her favourite drink. This is in addition to a thoughtful Mother’s Day card.