Happy Mother’s Day!
In its modern form Mother’s Day originated in the United States, where it is observed on the second Sunday in May.
Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia created the modern form of Mother’s Day. Her mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health. Within five years of a memorial held after her mother’s passing, every state started to observe the anniversary of her death, and in 1914 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. The tradition emerged of wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who had passed. Over time the scope of Mother’s Day was expanded to include grandmothers and aunts.
In France, Mother’s day is celebrated on the last Sunday of May, but if it overlaps with Pentecost day in France, it is moved to the first Sunday of June. In France it is common to treat Mom’s to gifts of chocolate, special greeting cards, gift certificates, and petit déjeuner au lit (breakfast in bed) on Mother’s Day.
Here at Petit Paris Toronto we understand how important it is to show the Moms in your life how much you care about them not only on Mother’s Day but 365 days a year.
This Mother’s Day, treat the Moms in your life to a decadent, indulgent Parisian meal experience.
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and honour Moms and recognize the sacrifices they have made for you. It is also a time to recognize new Moms and the miracle of motherhood.
Whether you are thanking your partner for being such a great Mom or celebrating your Mom or Grandmother, there is nothing better than sharing a delicious meal and talking about old memories or planning to make new ones.
During this pandemic, it is more important than ever to stay close with your loved ones whether in person or virtually. We need to make sure our loved ones know how much they mean to us and by spending time together we can bring light into these dark times.
One major aspect of spending time together is sharing a meal. Cooking and eating food with loved ones, especially on Mother’s Day, is a way of passing on a Mother’s cultural knowledge and spreading love.
We would like to share a poem that highlights the importance of Mother’s Day and a mother’s love.
Mom’s smiles can brighten any moment,
Mom’s hugs put joy in all our days,
Mom’s love will stay with us forever
and touch our lives in precious ways ...
The values you’ve taught,
the care you’ve given,
and the wonderful love you’ve shown,
have enriched my life
in more ways than I can count.
I Love you Mom!