Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honouring mothers of all kinds. Family gatherings often include mothers who are part of the family by birth or marriage, plus mothers who are friends of the family and their children and grandchildren. Anyone who has or had a mother can be found celebrating a day that celebrates the most honourable of all occupations; motherhood.
The modern celebration of Mother’s Day began in the U.S. in the early 20th century. It is closely related to other celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years.
It is reported that Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Mrs. Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia. She campaigned to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States 1905, the same year that her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Anna wanted to honour her own mother and to set aside a day to honor all mothers. In 1914, US President, Woodrow Wilson, signed the proclamation creating Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.
How do you celebrate Mother’s Day?
In North America, families have celebrated Mother’s Day in many ways. For example:
A fine tradition
In Ontario, we are very fortunate to have many fine establishments at which we can celebrate Mother’s Day with our families. At the Benmiller Inn & Spa in Goderich, for instance, Mother’s Day is an annual event, welcoming mothers and families from far and wide.
Brunch or Dinner
The award-winning The Ivey Dining Room is pleased to honour Mother’s Day with a special Brunch that has been very popular over the years. Also well-regarded, is dinner, featuring their Spring Menu. Either way, it can be assured that mothers and families will enjoy the warm and friendly hospitality of the Ivey Dining Room at the Benmiller Inn & Spa on Mother’s Day and every day.
Be sure to make your reservations soon, to avoid disappointment.
Call 1-800-265-1711 to reserve your Mother’s Day dining celebration.