Coming up fast, this weekend, Sunday May 11th is Mother’s Day. Some of you out there should go to SunburstOranges.com and place an order for your Mother.
Rather than just sending a great gift to your Mother you might want to know the background of the celebration. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in spring. (e.g., April–May in the northern hemisphere, October in Argentina, but northern hemisphere spring, May, in Australia). It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day and Siblings Day.
The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a celebration of the mother church, not motherhood). Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.
The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Anna’s mission was to honor her own mother by continuing work she had started and to set aside a day to honor mothers, "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world." Anna's mother, Ann Jarvis, was a peace activist who had cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.
Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis, several states officially recognized Mother's Day, the first in 1910 being West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. In a thank-you note to Wilson Jarvis wrote of a “great Home Day of our country for sons and daughters to honor their mothers and fathers and homes in a way that will perpetuate family ties and give emphasis to true home life.”
Many people send flowers on Mother’s day. We agree that they are very pretty and in some cases even smell wonderful. But if you are lucky they are going to be nice for a week. Some don’t last that long.
Why not consider something very unique this year for Mother’s Day. Visit sunburstoranges.com and select a wonderful gift that will be shipped by USPS Priority mail. It is still time to get it there for Mother’s Day.
Of course we have wonderful fresh oranges. We also have chocolates, orange blossom honey and ten varieties of delicious jams and marmalades. Mom will enjoy our many different and unique gifts. Surprise her this year with a visit to sunburstoranges.com.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends, a quick visit to sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We have the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.
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