Bring Mom out to Country Village for a Mother’s Day Celebration! She’ll love to win a special $150 Country Village shopping spree. Visit every shop and enter each one to increase your chances of winning. There’ll be many shop specials, and children can create a complimentary bracelet for mom! Start at Garden of Beadin’ and get your bead map. Visit participating shops to select a bead and add it to your bracelet: a wonderful keepsake for mom!
On Saturday, between the hours of noon & 3 pm, Mother Goose will roam throughout the Village. Be sure to stop and take a photo with her. While you’re here, pick up flowers for mom to brighten her day. One of the Bothell Farmers Market flowers vendors will be selling beautiful bouquets in the centre parking lot.
Don’t miss the Sparkling Stroll Wine Walk on Saturday, May 7th, from 5-8 pm. Featuring over 15 Italian wines located throughout Country Village in our one-of-a-kind, locally owned shops. We will be featuring Prosecco at every shop, in addition to wine varietals at every stop. The vintners will pour tastes from 5-8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, BYOG (bring your glass). All proceeds will benefit Il Punto, The Italian Cultural Center.
What Is Mother’s Day?
On Mother’s Day, we honour and respect all mothers. In the United States, Mother’s Day was first observed in 1908. The Mother’s Day Work Clubs, a group in West Virginia, provided care for Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. 1 The brains of this group, Anna Reeves Jarvis, were responsible for starting things off.
The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, Jarvis’ daughter. In 1914, President Wilson issued an executive order designating the day as a federal holiday in Jarvis’ honour. 1
But mother’s day has existed for much longer than just the American celebration. Rhea and Cybele, the mother goddesses of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, were honoured. 3
Children who worked as domestic servants in the early church were given a day off so they could spend it with their mothers. It was observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent. 4 Today, Mothering Sunday in the UK is celebrated similarly to Mother’s Day in the US.
Where Did The Tradition Of Mother’s Day Come From?
Even though the present holiday has only been around for a very short period, Mother’s Day celebrations can be linked to ancient Greek and Roman feasts. Rhea, the mother of the goddesses and the wife of Cronus, was highly adored in ancient Greece. The people who adored and honoured Rhea would bring her food, drink, and flowers from around Greece.
In Roman mythology, Cybele, also known as Magna Mater, or the “Great Mother” in Latin, was a mother god. Romans would bring gifts for the goddess Hilaria, who had a temple devoted to her, during the Festival of Hilaria in March.
Nowadays, most individuals take the day off work and buy or manufacture gifts for their moms. Flowers, chocolates, and cards are still the most popular Mother’s Day gifts. According to figures made by NRF, Americans spent a total of $2.67 billion on holiday-related merchandise, including Mother’s Day roses.
How Is Mother’s Day Celebrated?
Despite having Western roots, Mother’s Day has become more and more well-known worldwide. Around the world, there are designated days to honour mothers, and these days may feature parades, festivals, and other sizable gatherings. We’ll look at how people honour and remember their mothers at home and abroad.
In the United States, buying your mother a gift is a tradition to mark Mother’s Day. There are many ways to celebrate your mother on Mother’s Day in the United States, regardless of your financial situation. Here are a few of our personal favourites for Mother’s Day:
- On Mother’s Day, treat Mom to her favorite breakfast foods to get the day started correctly. If she loves coffee, a present basket of gourmet coffee will make her day.
- Enjoy the holiday and the day together. If you have a family of your own, your mother might not be there as frequently as you’d like. Don’t forget to fulfil her lifelong wishes to make the day special.
- Get in touch with your mother and arrange a virtual brunch date for the two of you, whether you live nearby or far away. Get dressed up or stay in your pyjamas, make some wonderful mimosas at home, and spend the day mingling and getting to know one another. Additionally, you can give your mother a Mother’s Day card that includes a few of her favorite sayings.
- A common family custom is to plant a symbolic tree on this day. Mother’s Day plants are a lovely gift option, even for mothers who don’t have the greenest of thumbs. If properly cared for, succulents, bromeliads, and other potted beauties can be utilized as table centrepieces and survive for months.