Update 2016

In Swedish


Mother's Day

is celebrated over our world.
In Sweden we celebrate our mothers on the last Sunday of May, this year 2016 that is May 29.

Mother's Day was introduced 1905 by the American teacher Ann Jarvis and was celebrated for the first time the second Sunday of May 1907. In Sweden the tradition was introduced 1919 initated by Cecilia Baath-Holmberg but she moved the celebrating to the last Sunday of May. She edited a guide how to celebrate Mother's Day. There are very few festivals which are introduced by a guide how to make the celebrating!
Nowadays the commercial interests have taken over, but still many mothers have coffee in bed and get flowers and are invited to a dinner at a restaurant or at the home of the grown-up children.
The churchyards are filled with people who put flowers on the graves of mothers in thankful memory.


The Story of Mother's Day
The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday"...

Celebrating Mother's Day
Many families begin Mother's Day with breakfast in bed. Usually Dad and the Kids will let mom sleep late as they go into the kitchen and prepare her favorite meal. A Mother's Day breakfast can consist of anything your mom likes.
Celebrating Mother's Day is observed in North America, much of Europe (but not Great Britain), Australasia and elsewhere around the world. It is dedicated to respect for motherhood. That day is not a holiday.

In Norway they celebrate their mothers on the second Sunday of Februar, in Sweden last Sunday of May and in UK three Sundays before Easter Day (this year 2013 March 10) is celebrated as a Mothering Sunday.


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Gaspard Mermillod.
Bishop of Lausanne and cardinal

Some nice pages in honour of our Mothers

starbuttonTime flies
starbuttonYour Mother is always with you.
starbuttonWhen God made Moms
starbutton Thoughts by a Mother
starbuttonA Mother's Day Poem
starbuttonA Child's Angel by Emma Bombeck

starbuttonMothering Sunday in UK