Revere Thy Mother

May 10, 2012 by

www.jamesandshilo.comMother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society.”

Today, Thursday May 10th, is Mother’s Day here in Mexico, unlike in North America where it’s the second Sunday in May (yup, that’s this weekend folks). El Salvadore and Guatelama are also celebrating Mother’s Day today.

“The modern holiday was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1907, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the US. Although she was successful by 1914… Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it’s now celebrated all over the world.

“In 1912, Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”, and created the Mother’s Day International Association.

“She was specific about the location of the apostrophe; it was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honour their mother (not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world).” ~ Wikipedia

A homemade greeting card, fresh flowers, chocolate – those are just a few ideas of ways to honour your Mother today (or on Sunday).

Mother’s Day is a HUGE big deal here in Mexico. Here Mother’s are the center of the family and are held in the highest regard. People make plans weeks in advance for this day and it’s a very special one.

At Oceano Palace where we hang out on Wednesday’s for Girl’s Day they are expecting over 500 mother’s today for brunch to celebrate! That’s just 1 hotel restaurant. Although it has it’s commerical aspects here in Mexico as well, it’s way more family-oriented celebration I have noticed.

Since I happen to have the BEST Mother EVER and have been missing her a lot lately, I appreciate this holiday more than ever.

“Happy Mother’s Day, Connie! Have an awesome day. I hold you in my heart with more gratitude than you could ever know. I look forward to celebrating with you and lavishing you with my appreciation in-person very soon!!”

Today, we are gathering with many of our friends at 3pm to celebrate together. Since am a “step-mom”, I qualify too!

Whichever day you celebrate it, have a wonderful Mother’s Days.

Namaste.