Sunday May 12th is Mother’s Day.
Excerpt from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (02/05/2019).
|Observed by||40+ countries|
|Significance||Honors mothers and motherhood|
|Date||Varies per country|
“Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
The modern Mother’s day began in the United States, at the initiative of Ann Reeves Jarvis in the early 20th century. This is not (directly) related to the many traditional celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have existed throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood). However, in some countries, Mother’s Day is still synonymous with these older traditions.
The U.S.-derived modern version of Mother’s Day has been criticized for having become too commercialized. Founder Jarvis herself regretted this commercialism and expressed views on how that was never her intention.” Read more here.
However, if like me, you’re more inclined to the “commercial” version to show appreciation for your Mum, here are a few ideas.
Go straight to Botanical Series 1 Scarf here, and then scroll down for the full description, and to check availability on other products, including those shown above, if the scarf isn’t your preference. (It even includes a duvet cover!)
And while many folk will take mum out for a Mother’s Day breakfast or lunch at a favorite cafe or restaurant, another popular option will be to shout her a “pampering” at a Day Spa or resort.
You can choose from one of nine personally selected Hotel Spas, Spa Resorts and Day Spas in the Northern Rivers – Gold Coast hinterland region for an overnight or longer luxury stay and spa treatment here.
Or check availability for Celestial Dew Guest House, Day Spa Retreat at Tyalgum in the Tweed Valley, Escarpment Retreat & Day Spa on Mount Tamborine, and Peppers Ruffles Lodge at Willow Vale on the Gold Coast, via Booking.com. These spas in particular, are popular with Big Volcano web site visitors.