How much longer, Tia? Do I have to be here? Why can’t I go play with my friends? Don’t you want to help me make a delicious cake for mom for Mother’s Day? Umm…yes! I do! Well, then you must be patient We have found almost everything we need Okay I know that it is tomorrow, Tia but why do we celebrate Mother’s Day? Mother’s Day has been celebrated for many many centuries and ages Ancient Greeks and Romans celebrated it as a festival So did the Christian people But the Mother’s Day we all have come to know and celebrate has a different reason Really? There’s another reason for it? Yes, and not a very happy story for it. Why? What happened, Tia? First you need to know about Ann Reeves Jarvis In the 1900 in the US, before the Civil War she started groups like the ‘Mothers’ Day Work Clubs’ that helped the local women take care of their children Later, these clubs came together and did many peace keeping activities. Wow! But the actual Mother’s Day did not come about till after 1905, when Ann passed away Her daughter Anna Jarvis decided to celebrate Mother’s Day as a way to celebrate the sacrifices moms make for their children In May 1908, she had a huge celebration on the day with thousands of people joining By 1912, everybody was celebrating the Mother’s Day we know today. I thought you said there was a sad story too behind it? Well, as years passed by people started celebrating Mother’s Day with a lot of fanfare But they forgot that the holiday was not just about gifts and treats but about remembering and honouring the many sacrifices mom’s make for their children! Oh! It just became a holiday… Yes, exactly And Anna Reeves Jarvis spent the rest of her life urging people to drop the show and pomp around the festival. Wow… Her whole life? Yes. You know she did not even marry and dedicated herself to the cause completely Just in honour of the lovely mothers all around the world. You know, Tia Tomorrow I will not go anywhere Let’s stay at home and plan a great day for mom We’ll not let her do any work and will pamper her like the way she pamper us every single day That’s a brilliant plan Tofu Then, let us also buy a few things for breakfast and we can make her a delicious breakfast in bed! Yes! Let’s do that!