Essay on Mother’s Day – A Celebration of Motherhood
It has been often quoted that Mother is the form of God on the earth. She is the only person who is given all the powers. A mother holds the most crucial position in everyone’s life. The love, care & sacrifice she does for her child is incomparable. Mothers are like timeless teachers in the classroom of life. Mothers teach us to have faith & confidence in ourselves.
They are like the protective shield which protects us from every problem. Mothers have shaped our world from the cradle by rocking, nurturing & instructing children who grow up to make life-changing accomplishments.
To celebrate this power of God on the earth, we celebrate Mother’s Day. Second Sunday of May .i.e. (10th May) every year we celebrate motherhood by paying tribute to all the mothers. Mother’s day was originated in the United States of America.
Many believe that mother’s day was created with reference to the Virgin Mary, who was the mother of Jesus Christ. Catholic families and churches consider Mother Mary to be a holy entity and worship her as the universal symbol for ideal motherhood.
Mother’s Day – The Essence of Motherhood
A mother is in a broader spectrum of the human being who cares for us and nurtures us, preparing us for life. Motherhood is not a narrow lane; it is not gender, status or relationship-oriented. It can very well be represented as a state of mind.
It is the celebration of the selfless love shown by every mother. It is not necessary that Mother’s Day can only be celebrated with our biological mothers; it is for all the women’s out there who share the feeling of being there for their child.
Mother’s Day is also a shout out to all those mothers who have adopted a child and provided a home and unconditional love to an underprivileged child. Motherhood is a human relationship not governed by theoretical or anatomical logic; instead, they revolve around much deeper, delicate sensibilities and feelings.
Celebrations of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is celebrated in a very individualistic and homely way, due to the bond it upholds. Children around the world buy presents, makes cards, prepares cakes, plans surprises for their mothers on this day to portray their love for them.
Mother’s Day is also celebrated at school by arranging interactive sessions in between the students and their mothers, such as storytelling, cultural programs like dance, song, a drama where the students are encouraged to make something dedicating to their mothers on this day.
Selected telecasts on television and radio are also made on this day dedicated to mothers around the world, such as movies based on motherhood, or talk shows on the same topic.
Why Mother’s Day is Celebrated?
Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the year 1908 by a woman named Anna Jarvis. Anna’s mother was a peace activist who used to take care of wounded soldiers who were battling with their lives at the American Civil War.
She held a memorial at a church dedicated to her mother after her unfortunate death in 1905. Anna took to the first initiative to celebrate Mother’s Day as an international event from 1908 in the United States after her mother’s death which later spread to the rest of the world.
However, in the beginning, her initiative was turned down by the government. It was not before 1911 that the United States finally recognised Mother’s Day as a celebrated holiday.
The first President of the United States, the great Mr. Abraham Lincoln had said “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life”. Even truly great people have always been grateful towards their mothers, and the undeniable role they have played in their lives which had moulded them as a person and made them capable of such outstanding achievements.
Mother is the kind of love that is rare and unadulterated. It is devoid of any selfish reason and is the purest form of love that exists in this world. It is essential to recognise the ability of a mother and be grateful for their love and sacrifices. Often in life, people take their mother for granted, no matter how they behave or how they treat them, a mother can never get herself to leave her child’s side.
As children, it is our solemn duty to take care, keep them happy & celebrate this motherhood not only on Mother’s day but every single day in our life by recognising their importance in our life.