Mother’s Day SVG is an international holiday in honor of mothers. On this day it is customary to congratulate mothers and pregnant women, in contrast to International Women’s Day, when congratulations are accepted by all female representatives. In different countries this day falls on different dates. Mainly in the world Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, including Ukraine, Estonia, USA, Malta, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Belgium, Brazil. Mother’s Day is celebrated in Russia on the last Sunday of November, in Egypt on March 21, in Belarus on October 14, in Georgia on March 3 and in Armenia on April 7. In the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of September, in Kyrgyzstan – on the third Sunday of May, in Great Britain – on the first Sunday of March, in Greece – May 9, in Poland – May 26. Swedes and French congratulate their mothers on the last Sunday of May. Serbs – in December. In Spain, Portugal and Lithuania, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. In the Philippines – May 10.
Mother’s Day SVG
The holiday comes from the ancient Greek cult of the mother. Official mysteries with rituals in honor of Kibela, or Rei, the Great Mother of gods, were arranged in March idas in all Asia Minor.
History of the Mother’s Day SVG
Honouring a woman-mother has a long history.
From the 17th to the 19th century, the so-called Mothering Sunday, the second Sunday of Lent, was celebrated in Great Britain to honour mothers all over the country.
In the United States, Mother’s Day SVG was first publicly supported by the famous American pacifist Julia Ward Howe in 1872. “Mother’s Day, according to Julia Ward, is a day of unity among mothers in the struggle for world peace. Julia Ward’s concept has not found wide support in the U.S. or other countries.
In 1907, the American Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia took the initiative to honor her mothers in memory of her mother. Anna wrote letters to government agencies, legislatures and eminent persons with a proposal to dedicate one day a year to honoring mothers. In 1910, Virginia was the first state to recognize Mother’s Day as an official holiday. In 1914, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday of May a national holiday in honor of all American mothers.
Following the U.S., 23 countries (including the United States) declared the second Sunday of May as a holiday: Bahrain, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia, Ukraine, Estonia, etc.), and more than thirty more celebrate the holiday on other days.