There are many traditional celebrations of mothers and motherhood that exist throughout the world, dating back thousands of years and in some countries, Mother’s Day is still associated with these older traditions.
The modern Mother’s Day began in the United States by Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century, when she held a memorial for her mother and then later campaigned to make Mother’s Day a national holiday in the United States, this first became a recognised holiday in 1905.
Mother’s day is now celebrated all over the world, although each country has different dates, here in the United Kingdom we celebrate Mothering Sunday, which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, this year that will be 22nd March.
The giving of flowers to the mother figure seems to have begun with the Christian faith, dedicated to the figure of the Virgin, bringing her the first of the fresh spring flowers.
This year why not give your mother a painting of flowers, which will last a lifetime!
If you do not see your mother’s favourite flower here, I am happy to accept commissions, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org