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  • Sir Ronald E Wood
    Mother s Day celebrations date back at least as far as ancient Greece, where worshipers observed a spring day in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the gods. In 17th
    Message 1 of 1 , May 9, 2003
      Mother's Day celebrations date back at least as far
      as ancient Greece, where worshipers observed a spring
      day in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the gods. In 17th
      century England, Christians celebrated "Mothering Sunday,"
      the fourth Sunday in Lent, to honor the Virgin Mary and
      other faithful Moms.

      In the United States, Julia Ward Howe suggested the idea
      of Mother's Day in 1872. Howe envisioned the holiday as
      being dedicated to world peace.

      The first Mother's Day celebrations in the USA took place
      in West Virginia in 1908, at the urging of Ana Jarvis. Ana's
      own mother had passed away several years earlier, and it
      had been her dream to reunite families divided by the Civil
      War with a day dedicated to Mothers. The idea quickly caught
      on, and in 1914 Woodrow Wilson declared the second
      Sunday of May to be the official Mother's Day.
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