Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May, a tradition that dates back to the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans; During this period, the Greeks and Romans held festivals for the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele.
However, the most recent and more moderate version of Mother’s Day was created in 1907 by Anna Jarvis, who held a memorial for her mother Ann Jarvis, a peace activist who treated wounded soldiers in the American Civil War.
Her daughter campaigned for a day to honor the role played by mothers after Ann’s death, and the idea caught on so much that by 1911 every state in the US observed the holiday.
By 1914, it had become so ubiquitous that President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day a national holiday “as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”
Unlike Christmas or Easter, it is not celebrated on the same day in all countries, without going any further in Spain Spain until 1965, the day dedicated to motherhood was celebrated coinciding with December 8, which, according to the Catholic saints It is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mother’s Day began to be celebrated in Spain on the first Sunday of May, as well as in Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal or South Africa, in order to separate the commemorations and emphasize the Marian value of the month of May, which is when they change the flowers and everything is renewed. The Anglo-Saxon holiday had a decisive influence on this new date.
As you will see, Mother’s Day has a long history and different dates of celebration, but what does not change is what it represents and although Mother’s Day is all year round, this first Sunday in May we always look for a special gift, something to make them smile when they open it and to show them that their unconditional love for us is reciprocated
This year make it different, a gift that they will not forget, give them a weekend at Alcossebre Sea Experience, where we take care of every detail as they do with us. A few days off and Wellness is the best gift you can give.
And if you want to make your day even more special, why not add one or more treatments to your experience?
Make your reservation and include in your gift voucher the treatments and activities that best suit your personality