Sunday, October 20, 2013


CELEBRATES IN DIFFERENT DATES - Mother's Day is celebrated worldwide . However, unlike other holidays, there is a discrepancy as to the date and each country celebrates it in different seasons. While Argentina is the only country in which it is celebrated on the third Sunday of October, in Spain is celebrated on the first Sunday of May, in Thailand in August and in other countries, such as Panama, in December.
The first celebrations of Mother's Day dates back to ancient Greece, where they surrendered honor to Rhea, the mother of the gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Later, the Romans took this celebration and named it Hilaria: which was held on 15 March in the temple of Cybele and during three days ​​offerings were made.

The Catholic Church, transformed it into a celebration in honor of the Virgin Mary, and changed the date to December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. In the UK , Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, also in honor of the Virgin and all the mothers. US President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States.
The date was extended to 70 other countries, including Germany, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Italy, Japan, Peru, Ukraine, Venezuela and Uruguay. A week earlier, ie the first Sunday in May, it is celebrated in Spain, Portugal and South Africa. In other countries - Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro, Romania and Russia - Mother's Day is celebrated on March 8 as the International Women's Day, while in most Arab countries, this Day is celebrated on March 21.

Francis Pope recalled in front of thousands of people in St Peter's Square, that in his country of origin, Argentina, today is Mother's Day and sent “warm greetings” to all of them. Today, we also want to salute all mothers and extend our appreciation to all women who despite their struggle to participate in society and develop fully as individuals, yet have failed to have their rights widely recognized. It has been said that women do two-thirds of the work and produce half of food worldwide , but they only get 10% of the income and own 1 % of the property. This gender inequality and limited access to health and education are the main difficulties faced by women in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. Also, such inequality is manifested on the differences in wages and opportunities in big cities, and also in the low representation of women in leadership positions in both public and private sectors . We must be aware that women, in addition to roles in society as citizens, have received from God the wonderful role of giving birth and He has entrusted the sacrificial, selfless and dedicated task of motherhood. Therefore, we as children, the least we can do for them is to love them, respect them, collaborate with them and make their work easier every day. (Editor's note).

What makes the mothers wonderful is that they have patience with their children, and they permit them to grow in this world surrounded by motherly love. The children hardly know what reality is in Kali Yuga as long as they are under the motherly protection. ... It is a bit amazing that there exists so little consciousness of service towards children and mothers in our world today. ... Lacking heroes and values, the child takes refuge in its own world and searches its own heroes in the world of illusion. Our children should find mother and father together, Krishna as the goal, the Vishnupriya ashram with weekly programs or more for children, appreciation among devotees, happy reunions, hard work and an enthusiasm to get purified to become a pure devotee of Krishna. This is the task of the men and of the mothers as well.

Śrīla Bhakti Aloka Paramadvaiti Mahārāja :
“Mother’s Day Every Day”
From the Hotline chat 11th of May, 2003

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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