Mother’s Day – why and how to say thank you

Do you know what’s on May 10th? If you are not sure, read this article because you don’t want to be surprised but rather do a wonderful surprise yourself to… your mom. Yes, It’s Mother’s Day, a time to honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their contribution to family, society and to you, for being the person you are today. 

Mother's Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May and it is an actual holiday because of two wonderful ladies: Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. It all started around 1870, when Julia Ward sponsored for almost 10 years a Mother’s Day event in Boston, where she was promoting pacifism for women. 

Later, in 1905, right after her mother’s death, Anna Jarvis started her campaign to recognize “Mother’s Day” as an official holiday and first organized this celebration in West Virginia in 1908. Moreover, Anna trademarked the phrases "second Sunday in May" and "Mother's Day” and created an International Association to take care of this holiday. She also emphasized that the holiday’s name should be a singular possessive, so each family should honor its mother, not all mothers of the world. Each mom is special and she should know and feel that. 

Mother’s Day around the world 
Even though many countries have adopted the American holiday, some nations have their own traditions and customs. Let’s see how the world calendar looks like through some examples: 

- Greece celebrates the second Sunday in May but also holds on to the Orthodox celebration of the presentation of Jesus Christ to the temple (2 February of Julian Calendar).

- Most ex-communist countries celebrate mothers on International Women's Day on 8th of March. 

- United Kingdoms celebrate Mothering Sunday, which falls on the 4th Sunday of Lent (15 March in 2015). 

- Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Lithuania and Mozambique celebrate Mother’s Day on first Sunday of May. 

- Other countries selected a date with historical significance. For example, Bolivia's Mother's Day is the date of a battle in which women participated (May 27).

Thus, you can experience Mother’s Day from January to December, depending on what part of the world you are in.  


What does “mother” mean? 
According to the dictionary, mother is a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. And this might be the correct definition, but we all know that being a mother is a lot more than that. We are talking about a person who raised you, fed you, taught you what’s good and what’s bad; she is the woman who was there by your side every time you were ill and who still looks after you whether you are 12 or 45.

At least once a year we should remember to thank that wonderful person called mom for all the things she did and still does for us. No words or presents can cover all the things she did and the passion she put into every word she told you, but she will be happy just to hear you saying you love her and you are thankful. 

Zoobe loves moms and wants to help you send your mother a sweet gift that will make her feel she’s loved and appreciated. 

So we have prepared some samples of videos to send her. You can just share the ones bellow or have them as an inspiration and create your personal message.  

If you are not sure what characters to use, we suggest you try Pinky the present, the Romantic Pets, Bunny or Bunny Love Jump, Maya the Bee, Rabbit without Ears and Two-eared Chick or any of the cute characters you know your mother would love.  

Some of you already sent their moms Zoobe messages and uploaded them on YouTube too. Here are a few of them: 

I Love You Mum - Happy Mothering Day - ZOOBE
Creator: living the life 


Happy Mother's Day sing by ZooBe
Creator: jayvie cliarky

We’d love to hear from you what kind of messages you have created for your mother. Let us a comment bellow with your link and we’ll “like” it. Or just use the #Zoobe hashtag on the Social Network you’ll post it on and we’ll find it. Happy Mother's Day!