Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shop now at the Celtic Attic….

Shop now at the Celtic Attic….

Can you believe we are almost into May, wow… Soon will be Mum’s Day, Dad’s Day and Graduations.  With that being said I have one high school graduation and two college graduations to attend in two days in June… Busy, busy, busy, but our families are the most important things in our lives.  Hold them close and if they are far, send them light and love often.   With that being said, we are more than a little bit behind on our website re-model.  We are giving the old celtic attic a facelift and a brand new shopping cart.  You are gonna love it.  We will keep the old pages in place for a few months with links to the new website so you can update your bookmarks and Google can re-index us. 

Below are some interesting Mother’s & Father’s Day Traditions.  As always shop with us or browse our website for Celtic Information, it is packed with content.
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation are just around the corner.  Wedding Season is fast approaching as well.  We are offering ½ off on shipping now.  Plus get a FREE Gift with each and every order.  If you order $75.00 or more, we will also give you $5.00 off your order.  We will issue that to you after you order is placed.

Mother's and Father's Day Traditions

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April or May. It complements Father's Day, a celebration honoring fathers.

Mother's Day is an American invention, and it is not directly descended from the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.  

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.

Various observances honouring mothers existed in America during the 1870s and the 1880s, but these never had resonance beyond the local level.  Jarvis never mentioned Julia Ward Howe's attempts in the 1870s to establish a "Mother's Day for Peace", nor any connection to the Protestant school celebrations that included "Children's Day" amongst others. Neither did she mention the traditional festival of Mothering Sunday, but always said that the creation was hers alone.

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day complements Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.

Father's Day is a celebration of fathers inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.

After the success obtained by Anna Jarvis with the promotion of Mother's Day in the US, some wanted to create similar holidays for other family members, and Father's Day was the choice most likely to succeed. There were other persons in the US who independently thought of "Father's Day", but the credit for the modern holiday is often given to Sonora Dodd, who was the driving force behind its establishment.

Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas.  Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

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As Always, Peace
Kristin and the staff at the Celtic Attic
2916 NW Bucklin Hill Rd #133
Silverdale, WA 98383
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