8th May - Mother's Day in Italy

Mother's Day is an ancient celebration whose origins are pagan: they used to celebrate the prosperity and fertility and the transition from winter to summer. In 1914 in the United States it was established the Mother's Day, a national holiday to reflect on war. From there it spread all over the world, even if it is celebrated on different days. In Italy the first celebration of Mother's Day dates back to 1957 in Assisi, and then it was usually celebrated on the second Sunday of May. At school the children study poems for mum and and very small handmade gift for her. It is a celebration full of love that is celebrated in much of the world to remember the important role that mothers play in society.

Created by Andrea Poidomani