DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

MothersDay707y070KENTUCKY (5/11/13) –  Motherhood is observed and honored in different ways by different countries. Mother’s Day commonly falls on the second Sunday in the month of May.

Celebrations of motherhood can be linked back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals to honor the Goddesses of Cybele and Rhea. However, the modern model for Mother’s Day is the Christian Festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a big holiday in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was seen as the time the faithful would return to their “mother church” for special services. Our time, this tradition progressed into a more worldly holiday. This custom gradually faded and merged into the American tradition of Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.

In 1908, Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis, but the American incarnation of Mother’s Day didn’t become an official holiday until 1914 where President Woodrow Wilson officially established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Anna, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, conceived Mother’s Day as a way to honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their families. After she was able to gain some financial backing from a Philadelphia department store owner John Wanamaker, she was able to organize the first official Mother’s Day celebration  at a Methodist Church in West Virginia in May of 1908. By 1912, many states and towns had picked up on this celebration and became an annual holiday.

Disgruntled on how Mother’s Day was becoming so commercialized, Anna disowned the holiday all together and actively lobbied the government to have this holiday removed from the American Calendar.
 
Traditionally, Mother’s Day is celebrated with presenting flowers, cards, candies and other type of gifts to show our appreciation.

SurfKY News would like to wish each and every mother out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

Amber Mena
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour

In Other News...

Owensboro Winter Storm Warning

OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/4/26) — A winter storm warning is in effect for Owensboro from 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning through… Read More

Mayor Payne Announces Plan to Table Tax Increases for Year

OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/5/15) — Mayor Payne of Owensboro, Ky. made the following statement: "Today, I am announcing that I… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9352

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 8658

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 6409

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 5596

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 4395

Local Man Makes Unique Display from Area’s…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 02, 2015 3674

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 3433

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 03, 2015 2560

Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be Touched…

in Hopkins News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1668

KSP Reports Parkway, Interstate Blockages

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by John Davis, KSP
March 04, 2015 1529

Highway Crews Dealing with Landsides in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1347

KSP Warns of Old Scam Resurfacing in the Post 2…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
March 04, 2015 1086

Adamson Chosen as Madisonville MSU Campus’…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1060

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 4, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 04, 2015 1019

Muhlenberg County Educator Inducted into Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
March 05, 2015 871

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 866

Mental Health Services Expanded at Western…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Steve Beshear