May 07

Mother’s Day in Muskoka


Some time ago every Spring the people in Ancient Greece paid a tribute to Rhea which was the Mother of the Gods. Later in History it was stated that England paid respect to mothers on ‘Mothering Sunday’s‘ the fourth Sunday of Lent (An annual season in prep for Easter; which lasts 40 days to Easter). In 1872 Julia Ward Howe who wrote the words in the song ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic‘ proposed the idea of ‘Mother’s Day,’ but Miss Anna M. Jarvis from Philadelphia began this letter campaign to the people that made Mother’s Day a national holiday. In 1907 two years after Miss Anna Jarvis’s mother passed away Anna celebrated Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May. In 1908 Philadelphia celebrated Mother’s Day and in 1910 the first Mother’s Day was issued to a governor of West Virginia and Oklahoma. By 1911 almost every state celebrated Mother’s Day and it was officially adopted to the world by May 8th, 1914. And so it began, every second Sunday in May Mother’s Day had become a day where children and grandchildren would show their love and respect to their moms or grandmothers.

Walking in My Mother’s Shoes/Mother’s Day Weekend

This coming Saturday and Sunday at The Rosseau, A JW Marriot Resort & Spa; 1050 Paignton House Rd. Minnet, Ontario will be the forth annual Walking in My Mother’s Shoes Event; which is an “exploration of motherhood and tribute to mother’s.

Saturday: 7pm – 9pm their will be music, poetry and spoken word tributes to all mothers.

Sunday: 10am – 4pm their will be a visual exhibit and an interactive Spirit Painting workshop.

What do you have planned for your mother this year? I plan on sitting back and relaxing with my mom along with eating some juicy crab legs.

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