Mother's Day Australia 2021

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a special occasion, celebrating and honouring motherhood and mum's in your family. It is a time to honour the powerful maternal bond that connects Mother and child and celebrate the influence our Mums have on us as individuals as well as on society.

There are so many ways to celebrate Mother's Day, and throughout the world, people celebrate in their own way and on their own special days. However, Mother's Day is most commonly observed in March or May. It complements other celebrations we have in society honouring other family members, for example, Father's Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents Day. Mother's Day as we know it today all started with an initiative from Anna Jarvis in the early 20th Century. 

Although our modern Mother's Day celebration is not directly related to other traditional celebrations that honour mothers and that have existed around the world for thousands of year, such as Christian Mothering Sunday (this was originally a commemoration of Mother Church not directly motherhood) or the Greek cult to Cybele, Rhead, the Great Mother of the Gods, or the Roman Festival of Hilaria. But in some countries Mother's Day is still synonymous with motherhood rituals and older traditions. 

The first modern Mother's Day was celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her own mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church. This church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Anna Jarvis' began her Mother's Day campaign in 1905 in the United States; it was the same year her own mother, Ann, died. Ann Jarvis had been an activist who looked after and looked out for wounded soldiers in the American Civil War. Ann also started a work club she named the "Mother's Day Work Clubs" to speak out against public health issues. Anna, her daughter, wanted to honour her Mother and continue the work she had spent a lifetime undertaking. She decided that it was only fair to set aside a day to honour all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world."

For Australian's Mother's Day is traditionally observed on the second Sunday in May.

 

In 2021, Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 9. 

 

If you are looking for the perfect gift to celebrate your mum this year, we are sure to have something that will make your mum feel fantastic!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Mother's Day In Australia

 

Where does Mother's Day come from?

As discussed above, Mother's Day started as an anti-war movement; Anna Jarvis is credited with bringing this celebration to all Mothers as a way to recognise the efforts of her own Mother during America's Civil War. It is thought that Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia, started a Mother's Day Work Club to teach other women how to properly care for their children in the early 20th Century. Her daughter Anna wanted to commemorate her work and efforts in her lifetime and kickstarted a campaign for all Mothers to be recognised on one special day during the year.  

Why is May 9th Mother's Day?

Each year the exact date of Mother's Day is different, and this is due to Mother's Day always being on the second Sunday in May. Since Mother's Day is not a public holiday (although we think it should be), it is always celebrated on a Sunday so all of the Mums out there can 'relax' and enjoy one day dedicated to them. 

Who founded Mother's Day?

Since motherhood and maternal bonding has been celebrated throughout history in many different ways, it is hard to actually pinpoint who founded Mother's Day. However, the modern Mother's Day as we know it now was kickstarted by Anna Jarvis to commemorate her own Mother. 

Why is today Mother's Day?

We think that every day should be Mother's Day and that mothers and motherhood should be celebrated all of the time and not just on one selected day. Each and every day that you get to spend with your mum, grandma, nana, Mother in law or any other maternal figure in your life is cause for celebration. But giving your Mum one day out of 365 (or 366 in some cases) is special. It is a special day where we can all collectively celebrate all of the hard work that Mum's do daily. 


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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

To help make it easier to find the best Mother’s Day 2021 gift ideas for all those important women in your life, The Hamper Emporium has a range of gift categories for every mum. We have the perfect selection of Mother’s Day gifts available online for delivery Australia wide. Give your mum the TLC she deserves with the best gift ever. Send a Mother’s Day gift box with her favourite treats.

Choose Mother’s Day gift boxes with wine, champagne, gin, whisky, cocktails, port, chocolates, sweet nuts, gourmet savoury treats, honey roasted popcorn, caramel, tapenade, olives, crackers, a candle, eye mask, robe, journal, bath soak, beauty products, skin care, and a whole range of incredible goodies for a luxurious Mother’s Day. Wow your mum with the best Mother’s Day gifts Australia. Explore the full range of gorgeous Mother's Day Gift Hampers online.

 

Mother’s Day Quotes

When you order Mother’s Day gifts and hampers for the special women in your life, it’s nice to include a personalised message on the free gift card. If you’re not sure what to say in your Mother’s Day card message, here are some inspirational quotes about Mother’s Day perfect to include with a present.

Abraham Lincoln - “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Mum, I owe you the world. Here’s a special gift for you to say thank you for everything you do for me.  

Stevie Wonder - “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” Enjoy this sweet Mother’s Day gift hamper from me.

Tenneva Jordan - “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” Happy Mother’s Day, Mum. This gift hamper is even better than pie, and you don’t have to share!

Unknown – “Grandmother and grandchild never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” Even if I can’t be with you, have a wonderful Mother’s Day, Grandma. These goodies are just as delicious as anything you’ve baked for me.

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