Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Bit About Mother's Day by @Donna_Fasano

Mother’s Day is a celebration that commonly involves giving moms cards, flowers, and other gifts. But have you ever wondered how and when the holiday began? Well, here’s a short history of Mother’s Day.

Commemorating motherhood goes back to ancient Greek and Roman times when people gathered in festivals in honor of mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. The first Christian celebrations to praise moms was called Mothering Sunday in the UK and other parts of Europe. Early Mothering Sundays had religious connotations. Held on the fourth Sunday of Lent, people would return to their “mother church”—the main church in their area—to celebrate a special service.

Over time, Mothering Sunday became more secular, and Mother’s Day was established as a day when children would give small gifts of appreciation to their moms. Even this practice began to fade in Europe until the holiday caught fire in America in the early 1900s. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

The authors of Sweet Romance Reads will celebrate Mother’s Day this coming Thursday, May 6th, from 6 PM to 9 PM Eastern Time. Come to the Sweet Romance Reads Café on Facebook and join the fun. Two lucky participants will win a $50 Amazon Gift. Plus, the author will also be giving away prizes. Join us, won’t you?

In honor of Mother’s Day, I have put my 2-book “duo” sweet romance boxed set on sale for just 99¢. You can save $6 off the regular price. Click the image of the book cover below to go to the Kindle Store.

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Happy Mother's Day!

Donna Fasano is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. Learn more about her at 
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1 comment:

  1. This is interesting information. I'm glad Woodrow Wilson declared Mother's Day a holiday. All Moms deserve to be celebrated.