Today being the second Sunday in the month of May, Ghanaians are joining others from around the world to celebrate mothers, the amazing women in our lives to whom we owe everything we are and have to.
“The origin of Mother’s Day as we know it took place in the early 1900s. A woman named Anna Jarvis started a campaign for an official holiday honouring mothers in 1905, the year her own mother died. The first larger-scale celebration of the holiday was in 1908, when Jarvis held a public memorial for her mother in her hometown of Grafton, West Virginia.
Over the next few years, Jarvis pushed to have the holiday officially recognized, and it was celebrated increasingly in more and more states around the U.S. Finally, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making Mother’s Day an official holiday, to take place the second Sunday of May,” according to Alice Underwood who wrote for Grammarly blog.
Since then, on the second Sunday of May, people from across the world celebrate their mothers or the mother figures in their lives.
It could be a motherly figure in one’s neighbourhood, church, workplace and other spheres of one’s life.
Certainly, most people celebrate more than one person on mother’s day.
Today, while young Ghanaians are protesting virtually and asking their government to fix their country, they still took time to honour their mothers and the mother figures in their lives.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are awash with amazing tributes to mothers both alive and dead.
This year is very much special as many might have lost their dear mother figures to a pandemic, probably spending time with them for the first time in months or still waiting for that dear motherly hug.
Most of the time, we are carried away by celebrities pay tributes to their mothers online, this year, Kuulpeeps.com is highlighting those mothers with ‘everyday Ghanaian’ children but couldn’t be any less proud of their children than those with celebrity children.
So here goes, a selection of everyday Ghanaians loving up their mothers online:
A happy mother’s day to anyone out there who is nurturing, supporting, uplifting and playing a motherly role model to others.
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