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mothers day 2014

Mother’s Day this year falls on May 11. Mothers all over the world will be remembered and feted by their families, thanks to Anna Jarvis, who campaigned hard to have a day set aside to honor all mothers. Her hard work paid off when, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution that designated every second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day – to be celebrated in every state of the Union.

But the history of Mother’s Day goes farther back to the era of ancient Greece and Rome. The annual spring festival of the Greeks is dedicated to Rhea, wife of Cronus and mother of many Greek gods. In Rome, a spring festival called Hilaria is dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. Offerings are made in Cybele’s temple for three days while citizens were treated to parades, games and masquerades.

Early Christians also honored mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent as a tribute to the Virgin Mary. In England, beginning in the 1600s, the holiday evolved to include all mothers in the tribute. The English call the holiday Mothering Sunday and preceded the Mother’s Day practice in the US that was initiated by Anna Jarvis.


Today Mother’s Day is celebrated in various ways, on different dates, in 46 countries around the world. On that special day people pay tribute to their mothers to thank them for their love and care, their guidance and unwavering support.


On May 11, all mothers who hear Sunday Mass at the Promenade get a special  gift after the Mass plus a chance to win prizes in a Mother’s Day raffle. Exciting gift checks from stores and dining places at Greenhills Promenade are waiting to be won by lucky raffle winners.

You betcha! Mothers will definitely feel the love at the Promenade this Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day!