Hey kids – have you been practicing making breakfast in bed?
Mother’s Day is this Sunday - May 12th, and I’m pretty sure Mum would love to be surprised with a yummy breakfast to start the day -this is a tradition for Mother’s Day in New Zealand along with giving cards and gifts.
Modern-day Mother’s day started in 1908 in West Virginia (USA) by a woman called Anna Jarvis. Previous attempts at getting a formal Mother’s Day celebration recognised in the 1800s had failed, but Anna was successful in having it recognised as an official holiday in the USA in 1914.
As this American holiday was adopted by other countries and cultures around the world, the date was changed to fit other celebrations that honor motherhood. That’s why different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different dates. The second Sunday in May is when New Zealand celebrates Mother’s day, along with 81 other countries. Other popular days that countries celebrate Mother’s Day are March 8th, March 21st and the last Sunday in May.
Wikipedia has a great article about Mother’s day. Check it out for more info.
We also have some great books about Mother’s Day:
Want to make mum a present? Try these crafty books for some ideas:
Don’t forget the breakfast in bed! Here are some favourite cooking books for you to get some inspiration and recipes from: