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This is a discussion on Mother's Day wishes within the Orchid Community Support and Special Projects forums, part of the The Outback Terrace Bar category; I hope that all of our Mothers had a very special day....
I hope that all of our Mothers had a very special day.
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.
Here it is always the second Sunday in May.
In the United Kingdom it is Fourth Sunday in Lent,,therefore falling on March 10th this year and it will be March 30th next year.
I didn't know how it varied around the world
Mother's Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a Father,(great-grandfather, actually !) whose own mother died more than 40 years ago, its not a day of much significace to me....although orchidwise, I recall being told by someone, at a NY Orchid Show some years ago (In the Twin Towers Wintergarden, I believe it was called ) that they produced enormous numbers of cattleyas as cut flowers for this day. All of the same kind, of course, since they are so seasonal, but I have forgotten what the kind is.
Usually in the U.S. you see a corsage with a single Cymbidium bloom for sale around Mothers' Day.
Thanks for the nice wishes, Ron. I had a nice lunch with my mother, my husband, my daughter and her two children. Three generations of mothers! And, of course, I received a pretty little NOID phal.
It's nice to be a mother.
Thanks for the wishes Ron. I had a most enjoyable day (no cooking) spent with my daughter and grandson for lunch.