ARE YOU PREPARED TO SPOIL YOUR MOM ROTTEN THIS MOTHER’S DAY 2018?
We will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Mother’s Day to help you celebrate in style.
SO WHO IS A MOTHER?
A mother is the soul of every house. She is the one person who loves and cares for you unconditionally and tirelessly. With Mother’s Day just around the corner here is your big chance to do something special for your mom and to bring a 1000 watt smile on her face!
WHEN IS MOTHER’S DAY?
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month of May each year. This year it falls on 13th May 2018.
WHY IS IT CELEBRATED?
It is celebrated to shower love and to honour that woman in your life who has given birth to you, raised you or been instrumental in shaping your life. She has spent her precious time, attention and love in ensuring that you have everything you ever dreamed of. In an act of gratitude, on Mother’s Day all the mothers and maternal figures around the world are recognised, applauded and appreciated for this selfless act of motherhood.
HISTORY OF MOTHER’S DAY
Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1907 under the dedicated efforts of Anna M. Jarvis who envisioned the idea of the entire nation dedicating one day to celebrate the spirit of motherhood. The media instantly propagated this wonderful idea and soon cities, towns and villages across USA embraced the concept. On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially declared the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, and in a matter of a few years this day became an international celebration.
HOW TO CELEBRATE
People across the world celebrate Mother’s Day with their moms, mother-in laws, aunties and all other mother figures like grandma, mama Pastor, basically anyone that is a mom. In Namibia, people spend the day with their mothers and take them out for a one-on-one lunch date or organise a family gathering. They give cards, flowers, chocolates, perfumes, jewellery or other special mementos to pamper their moms. Some write personalised poetry and read it aloud recounting small and special favourite memories of their togetherness. Some also plan a movie marathon or simply huddle in a blanket and watch her favourite movie together. In a nutshell, the types of celebration may vary but the underlying big idea remains the same in all– that to appreciate and love your Mom!
SYMBOLS OF LOVE
White Carnations are the greatest symbol of expressing love on Mother’s Day world wide! It symbolises freshness, purity and fragrance – the things that define motherhood! One could also bake a fresh cake or bread or write a beautiful message to her as a reminder of her roller-coaster journey of playing MOM.
Ok, relax. You don’t have to do this yourself. We at Oshakati Pharmacy Group have made life easy for you by stocking all sorts of gifts you can present your dear mom this mother’s day.
So take cue from this and make every single moment of Mother’s Day count with the person you love the most! Show her how you feel and make her bask in your attention and appreciation. Visit any of our pharmacies for unique gifts and surprises to make this Mother’s Day special for you and your Mom!
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