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Mother's Day

In the Czech Republic, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, following the American tradition. Although this holiday is international, each country has a different date and specific traditions for it. For example, in the UK and Ireland, it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. On the other hand, in Arab countries, this holiday is celebrated on March 21. On this day, we pay tribute not only to our mothers but also to motherhood in general. Women did not cook or clean on this sacred Sunday; everything needed was taken care of by men with children. In the past, children also gave their mothers flowers or handmade gifts. Nowadays, this tradition has expanded to include various gifts that women receive from their children.


In the Czech Republic, the origins of Mother's Day date back to 1923, after the establishment of the first republic. Alice Masarykova, the daughter of former President Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, played a significant role in its creation. However, paradoxically, her father served as a model for the creation of this holiday. He always respected and often referred to the influence of his mother. At the same time, Alice Masarykova was inclined to follow the American version of the holiday simply because her mother, Charlotte Garrigue Masaryk, was originally American.


Therefore, Alice Masarykova decided to imitate the American holiday, which was first advocated by American poet, feminist, and suffragist, Julie Ward Howe, as early as 1872. In the 19th century, the idea of creating Mother's Day did not enjoy great popularity. Howe's proposal provoked a stir that was accompanied by a negative comment, "we might as well celebrate Mother-in-Law's Day!" Eventually, this proposal was recognized more than 40 years later, in 1914, thanks to another woman - Anne Jarvis, who wanted to honor the memory of her mother, who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides during the Civil War.


Regardless of which woman contributed to the creation of the official Mother's Day, the significance of this day remained the same throughout generations. To this day, it serves as a thank you and a tribute to all mothers who, according to Anne Jarvis, have done the most for this world, especially since they gave us life and the care that every child, big or small, needs. Therefore, we should not forget this holiday and always remember our own mother at least. If you want to do more than just give her a kiss on the cheek and have forgotten to buy a gift, don't despair.

Look together with her at the HANAJANA website and let her choose a product according to her wishes. A great gift can also be if you match products. For example, you can buy one-piece swimsuits in the same color and then go to the beach together. There is a new orange one-piece swimsuit Tatiana on the website, but you can also choose different colors together.

Author of the article: Thalie Petráňová