Google celebrated Mother’s Day with a special doodle released on May 18, 2000. Mother’s Day is celebrated to honor mother and motherhood. Mother’s Day is celebrated at different days in different countries. But most countries celebrate this special occasion on 2nd Sunday of May (in US and other).
The invention of Mother’s Day is by Americans. It can’t be considered as direct descended celebration from other celebrations related to mother and motherhood that were celebrated all over the world for thousands of years. The similar past year’s celebrations are Greek cult to Cybele, Christian mothering Sunday celebrations and Roman festival of Hilaria. At the first time Mother’s Day was celebrated by Anna Jarvis in the memory of her mother in America.
It is considered as initializer of modern day Mother’s Day holiday celebrations. Anna Jarvis then began to promote the celebration by campaigns to recognize Mother’s Day as National Holiday in United States. It was successful on the year 1914, but commercialization in the celebration by the year 1920’s disappointed her. The holiday known as Jarvis’ holidaywas adopted by other nations and is widely celebrated all over the world.Google released a special doodle as a dedication to mothers as a part of Mother’s Day on May 14, 2000. 2000 Mother’s Day Google Doodle was simple and easily conveying the specialty of the day. The logo of Google remains unchanged and there is bunch of roses at the left corner of doodle.
As a part of celebrations in United States people give gifts, flowers, cards, candy. They also give treat to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers. So Google gifted all mothers a bunch of roses as a part of Mother’s Day celebration. Also wishes are written under the logo as “A Tribute to our Mom’s”.
In Mother’s Day many schools motivate their pupils to prepare a handmade card as a gift for mothers. Usually Mother’s Day is celebrated with gift and treats many people find a way to go for outings with family members. Many origins exist for the Mother’s Day celebration. Jarvis doesn’t mention the efforts taken by Julia Ward Howe in 1870’s as to celebrate Mother’s Day for Peace. Mother’s Day is recognized as a day to honor Mother’s and Mother figure’s roles.