What is Mother's Day?
Mother's Day is a special day to celebrate the women who gave us life and have accompanied us throughout our lives. This celebration is very important in many countries around the world, and is commemorated on different dates depending on the tradition of each place. In Spain, for example, Mother's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May, while in other countries such as Mexico or Argentina it is celebrated on 10 May.
Origin of Mother's Day
The origins of Mother's Day go back to ancient Greece, where tribute was paid to the goddess Rhea, mother of all gods. In ancient Rome, too, a festival was held in honour of Cybele, the goddess of fertility and motherhood. In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church began to celebrate the day of the Virgin Mary, who was considered the mother of all human beings.