Mother's Day is a holiday that celebrates motherhood and honors mothers and maternal figures in society. The modern celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century, but the concept of honoring mothers dates back to ancient civilizations.
In ancient Greece, the mother goddess Rhea was honored during a spring festival known as the "Mother of the Gods." Similarly, the Romans had a festival called "Hilaria" that honored the mother goddess Cybele. In medieval times, "Mothering Sunday" was celebrated in Europe, during which people visited their "mother" church and paid tribute to their mothers.
The modern Mother's Day celebration, as we know it today, was first observed in the United States in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, who wanted to honor her mother and all mothers for their sacrifices and love. The holiday quickly gained popularity, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day in the United States.
However, many countries around the world celebrate Mother's Day on different days of the year. In Lebanon and some other countries in the Middle East, Mother's Day is celebrated on March 21, which is the first day of spring.
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