Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mother's and Father's Day at the celtic attic

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Happy Spring!  Where has this year gone?  April showers bring May flowers so the saying goes.  Well here in Western WA we should be wall-to-wall flowers in May… Our lovely mild winter has turned into a rainy April so far.   With that being said, we are 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 & Father’s Day Traditions

Mother's Day in Ireland: In Ireland, Mother's Day is not celebrated on same day as in US. Mother's Day celebrations in Ireland take place on the fourth Sunday in the Christian fasting month of Lent. The history of celebrating Mothering Sunday, or Mother's Day in Ireland, can be traced to the medieval practice where children from poor families were sent to work as domestic servants and apprentices to work with the rich. Once in the year in the middle of the Lent these children were given a day off to visit their 'Mother Church' and worship Virgin Mary. After visiting the Mother Church or Cathedral of their hometown these children visited their mothers and presented them with flowers they picked along the way. On Mother's Day, people in Ireland present flowers and cards to their mothers to express love and gratitude.

Mother's Day in US: Here in the United States Mother's Day is a national holiday and is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. On this day people reflect on the importance of mothers in their life and thank them for their unconditional love and support. Mother's Day is celebrated in USA in a big way and has been commercialized to a great extent. It is considered as the next big day after Christmas and Valentines Day. Phone lines record a heavy traffic and card sales reaches its peak and restaurants are filled to their maximum capacity. Traditions for this day generally include things like breakfast in the bed, giving flowers, cards or gifts, and treating them to a meal.

Father's Day in Ireland:  Fathers Day in Ireland is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. Fathers Day celebration in Ireland takes place on the third Sunday of June, the same day when several countries and US celebrate Father's Day. Taking full opportunity of the day, people honor their father and express affection and gratitude for them. Like in many other countries, people indulge their father by presenting them with loads of gift and allowing them a day of rest. Grown-ups take their fathers out for dinner or lunch or treat them with breakfast in bed. People whose father are no more, pay tribute by giving donations in the name of their father or by performing acts of service.
Several clubs and cultural organizations in Ireland organize Father's Day programs to stress on the important role played by father in the development of the child. An effort is also made to make fathers realize that they must make all efforts to fulfill with devotion and sincerity their responsibility as a father. Besides, children are also encouraged to pay full attention and respect to their father.

Father’s Day in the United States:  There are a range of events, which may have inspired the idea of Father's Day. One of these was the start of the Mother's Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Another was a memorial service held in 1908 for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day. Her father raised six children by himself after the death of their mother. This was uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.

Sonora was inspired by the work of Anna Jarvis, who had pushed for Mother's Day celebrations. Sonora felt that her father deserved recognition for what he had done. The first time Father's Day was held in June was in 1910. Father's Day was officially recognized as a holiday in 1972 by President Nixon.


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