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TakedownMother'sDay?

Ultracrepidarian
over 2 years University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States Story
Take down Mother's Day?

Mother’s Day is a holiday that honors motherhood and mothers all around the world. It falls on the second Sunday in May and through tradition many gift their mothers with presents, flowers, and chocolate. It was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and made into a U.S. holiday in 1914. However, over time and to this date Mother’s Day has become a highly commercialized holiday. People think buying gifts is evidence for how much they love their mother. But, is that the way it should be?

As Mother's Day grew in popularity and companies began to advertise products geared towards Mother's Day, Jarvis began to recognize the degradation of a holiday she created for the sole purpose of celebrating motherhood. This urged her to take it upon herself to bring down the very holiday she had created. In her opinion, Mother’s Day was not instated to be a source of commercial profit. It should instead be a day that is purposed into one where people are there for their mother.  As Jarvis said, “Live (Mother’s Day) as your mother would have you live it.” 

This Mother's Day remember to tell your mother how much you appreciate her. [which you should be doing everyday ;)] Without gifts, will Mother’s Day be the same to you?

Check out these ideas for this Mother’s Day: http://www.parents.com/holiday/mothers-day/traditions/10-fun-ways-to-spend-mothers-day/


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  • Sarah Fein
    over 2 years ago

    We should celebrate our mothers every day. I agree with you on this message. I enjoy Mother's Day and it's a nice day to thank our mothers but we should celebrate them every day.

    We should celebrate our mothers every day. I agree with you on this message. I enjoy Mother's Day and it's a nice day to thank our mothers but we should celebrate them every day.

    • Ultracrepidarian
      over 2 years ago University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

      Yes definitely! :)

      Yes definitely! :)


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