We, at Jewels That Dance, honor all you mothers, you supermoms, you stepmoms, you mothers of community and of course, Mother Earth.
Here’s just a little background about the day…
During the ancient annual Greek spring festival the Greeks honored Rhea, the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. The Romans celebrated a spring festival called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. Celebrations honoring the Mother permeate our worldwide collective narrative. In the United States a precursor to Mother’s Day came from abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe who wrote a “Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870 as a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. Mother’s Day was officially adopted as a holiday in this country in 1914 when Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
Enjoy Your Day!