Mother’s Day

The origins of our Mother’s Day may hark back to ancient Egypt, when an annual festival was held to honour the goddess Isis, commonly regarded as mother of the pharaohs (Egyptian Kings). Likewise, ancient Rome celebrated Magna Mater who was mother to most of the major deities (including Eros); while early Christians paid tribute to their ‘Mother Church’ (that of their baptism) on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

Today, children in places such as the United States, Australia,Greece, China and the United Kingdom, commonly present their mothers with acknowledgments such as breakfast in bed, flowers, chocolates or other special gifts on this day.