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Mother's Day being celebrated

By :The Report
Published : May 08, 2022 01:03:00 PM | Lifestyle

Mother's Day is being celebrated in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the globe today. It is a   celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. 

 

The day is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or the second Sunday of May. 

 

While some countries have a multi-century history of a day to celebrate mothers, the modern American version of the holiday began in the United States in the early 20th century at the initiative of Anna Jarvis, who organized the first Mother's Day service of worship and celebration at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which serves as the International Mother's Day Shrine today.

 

The American version of Mother's Day has been criticized for having become too commercialized. Jarvis herself, who began the celebration as a liturgical observance, regretted this commercialism and expressed that this was never her intention.