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Mother’s Day Celebration Creates Excitement

Posted: Feb 26, 2016 at 7:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

There is a palpable anxiety and excitement amongst the Nigerian populace over the forthcoming mother’s day celebration. Although an informal event, Mother’s day celebration will hold March 6, 2016 in Nigeria and simultaneously across the globe.

People take the day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. There is also a tradition of presenting gifts of flowers, cards, perfumes, jewelry, diamonds, chocolates, gourmet gifts, spa visits and short vacations to mothers on the Mother’s Day.

On March 6, many churches will hold special Mother’s Day services to express gratitude to mothers. On such days, mothers will be dressed gorgeously sometimes in uniformed attires and wrappers. Special prayers and thanksgiving sessions are organised for them – and they are usually in company of their children and grandchildren.

Fortunately, Mother’s Day gifting has just been made easier with customized special limited edition packs of Peak Milk with messages such as ‘Love You’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Sweet Mother’. And the best part is that these products come at the same price. Since the Peak Milk innovative packs made a debut, the brand has succeeded in drawing more goodwill from consumers who want to celebrate with their mothers in a unique way.

While the origin of Mother’s Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans, the roots of its history can also be traced in UK where Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. Surprisingly, Mother’s Day actually stemmed from dark times according to history.

Mother’s Day probably started as a way for mourning women to honour fallen soldiers. “Mother’s Friendship Day” was organized in 1868 to allow mothers of Union and Confederate soldiers who had died in battle to get together.

The recent history of Mother’s Day dates back to 1600s in England when Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter) to honour mothers. After a prayer service in church to honour Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers.

On the occasion, servants, apprentices and other employees staying away from their homes were encouraged by their employers to visit their mothers and honour them.