J MOTHER’S DAY (1) J

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May 4, 2000

 


Mother’s Day was first observed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10, 1908.  Six years later President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May for public observance of the holiday.  Mother’s Day was founded by Miss Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia.  It was now observed in countries all around the world, including England, France, Sweden, Denmark, India, China, and Mexico.  Pink carnations are worn for a living mother and white if the mother is dead.  Children honor their mothers on this day with gifts and visits.

 

 

母親節

 

第一個母親節的慶祝活動,是西元一九○八年五月十日在美國賓州費城,和西維尼亞洲的葛瑞芬頓舉行的。六年之後,美國總統威爾遜正式宣佈每年五月的第二個禮拜天為國定假日。母親節由費城的安娜小姐所創始,如今世界上許多國家都慶祝這個節日,包括英國、法國、瑞典、丹麥、印度、中國及墨西哥等。節日當天,母親健在的子女配戴粉紅色的康乃馨,而母親已作古者,則配戴白色康乃馨。這一天中,為人子女者並饋贈禮物或返鄉探望母親,以示祝賀之意。

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