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The History of Mother’s Day

May 8, 2012

The History of Mother's Day

Celebrating Moms from Ancient Times to Present

Mothers have been celebrated and honored in cultures since the beginning of human history.  In ancient Egypt festivities were routinely held in honor of the goddess Isis, who was otherwise known as the Mother of the Pharaohs. The ancient Romans and Greeks also paid regular homage to goddesses who produced powerful offspring. Cybele, the mother of Zeus, is just one example. Therefore, the history of celebrating moms stretches back a really long way and slowly evolved into the Mother’s Day we celebrate today.
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