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Happy Mother's Day 2021: Date, significance and importance

The second Sunday of May is celebrated as Mother's Day is celebrated every year in India. Read on to know about the date, significance and importance.

Happy Mother's Day 2021: Mother is the first teacher and friend of her child. She is the one who is endowed with all the power. No creature in this world can be as powerful as a mother!! She goes through unimaginable pain to give us the gift of life and never falters. She is the most powerful epitome of love, sacrifices and care.

No one can ever replace her at any cost. “Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all,” a famous quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes sums up the eternal significance of a mother.

A mother's efforts should be recognised and appreciated every day, even when it is not Mother's Day.

When is Mother's Day celebrated in India?

The second Sunday of May is celebrated as Mother's Day in India. This year it will be celebrated on Sunday, May 9.

"The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother. And it's a very powerful relationship if it's healthy." -Goldie Hawn

On this day we thank our mothers, express our love and gratitude to them although in different places the day is celebrated on different dates.

  • In the UK, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of March commemorating the memory of Mother Church on Christian Mothering Sunday
  • In Greece, Mother's Day is celebrated on February 2, linking the day with Eastern Orthodox celebration of the presentation of Jesus Christ at the temple.

On this day, people all over the world celebrate the day and surprise their mom's with gifts or take her out for a beautiful trip, but this year due to pandemic the celebrations will be different.

Mother's Day 2021: When it was first celebrated?

Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis who in a memorial for her mother in West Virginia which now has the International Mother's Day Shrine. So Mother's Day is an occasion celebrated in various parts of the world to express respect, honour, and love towards mothers.

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