Sunday, May 14, 2017

Don't forget about Mother, today, May 14, 2017

The Telegraph News/UK/Emily Allen, 3/26/17, "Mother's Day Today: Fun facts and traditions about Mothering Sunday."
Image result for Picture of Sue Digre, Pacifica, CA
Honoring good mothers today.
Have a happy day all!

" .... ... It was American social activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) from Philadelphia who lobbied the government for an official day to honour mothers in the US, and is regarded as the "Mother of Mother's Day". She dedicated her life to the cause after swearing she would do so after her mother's death. .... Mothering Susday or Mother's Day? When you say 'Mother’s Day' you're actually referring to the American version, although the term is widely used in Britain too. In the US, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 14 this year.  Read article.

Related, USA. "Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts." 

Related, World. Clare Florist, UK, "International Mother's dates in different countries around the World." "May 14, 2017.  Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaasao, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe."

Note photograph of incoming Mayor Sue Digre 2015 and outgoing Mayor Karen Ervin 2016 by Jane Northrop from Pacifica Tribune, Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 12/24/15, "Sue Digre named Pacifica's mayor."
Posted by Kathy Meeh

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