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Friday, May 17, 2013

The Origin of Mother's Day

A tender moment between mother/child

Mother's day has it's roots in ancient Greece where there was an annual spring festival honoring maternal goddesses. It was also celebrated in ancient Rome some 250 years before Christ was born. It included parades games, parades and masquerading. 

Although it is currently celebrated in at least 46 countries, it is celebrated on different dates. 

It was celebrated as a mothering Sunday in the UK before it made it's way to the U.S. 

Baby of Mandy Mouse

Minnie Mouse is Mickey Mouse's girlfriend. Her sister's name is Mandie and she had twins named Millie and Melody. 

Yellow rose

If you were given yellow roses what might the giver be feeling for you? 

Yellow is for joy, gladness, friendship, delight and a promise of new beginnings.

If they are tinged in red they could mean the giver is falling in love with you.




This post is linked to Random 5 Friday. I just saw this linked in Jim's blog and thought it would be fun to give it a try. My daughter in law and granddaughter are pictured above. We are celebrating her first birthday party this weekend using the theme Minnie Mouse so thought it would be fun to find out more about the delightful Disney baby. (In her daycare her teachers thought her eye lashes made her a perfect Minnie mouse.)

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Scrapatches May 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM  

Beautiful, touching photo of mother and child. I learned quite a bit here reading your random five. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Colette S May 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM  

There was an article on the origin of Mother's Day and I failed to read it. My son also wanted to know.

I remember reading about what the different colors of roses meant when I was a child :)

Happy weekend to you Judy.

Judy SheldonWalker May 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM  

Colette, if you have him click on the link he can read more about mother's day! A wonderful weekend to you and yours!

Lynn May 18, 2013 at 5:06 AM  

What an interesting blog site! I didn't know any of those MD facts and will link up for more.
Lovely photos, cute one of MM..

Debra @ Homespun May 18, 2013 at 6:46 AM  

well now I did not know about all of those relatives of Minnie!

Fun post! :)

Nancy Claeys May 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM  

What a nice post of all things Mother's Day! Lovely portrait of your DIL and granddaughter. Thank you for joining in Judy.

betchai May 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM  

very beautiful and touching photo of mother and child, yellow was my lucky color back when i was in college, now, it still is, but i see it now more as a happy color :)

Mothers Day April 23, 2015 at 12:19 PM  

lovely post!Happy Mothers Day Poems
Mothers Day Poems 2015

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