Hey everyone! As this date is arriving in Brazil, in our Dica today, we are going to learn a little bit about Mother’s Day in Brazil.
Brazilians and their moms
Even though Brazilian families are very big, we are really close to each other, and Brazilians love spending time with their moms! So much so, that many people still live with their moms even if they are adults! On Brazilian Mother’s Day we spend the day with our families surrounded by love.
If you just take a minute to think about it, our mothers are our first love. From the moment you’re born you know that there is a human being committed to looking after you, and giving you all their love. That’s so beautiful and lovely!
Mothers cook with their heart, take care of you and make you feel like you are the best person in the world!
Maybe you don’t have a birth mother, but your mother is someone who raised you. So you can celebrate with another person who is simply as important to you.
The origin of Mother’s Day
The origin of this celebration is mythological. In the Ancient Greece, Greek used to worship Rhea, the Great Mother of the Gods, and this celebration used to happen on the arrival of the spring. Therefore it is a festivity derived from the custom of adoring the mother. The formal worship of the mother, with ceremonies for Cybele or Rhea was performed in March throughout Asia Minor.
Mother’s Day in Brazil
Mother’s day in Brazil became important in 1932, when the president Getúlio Vargas formalized it on the second Sunday of May according to the wishes of the Brazilian Federation for Feminine Progress. This initiative dealt with the importance of the appreciation for the feminine space in society and had been motivated by feminine progress already achieved, such as the right to vote, in February of the same year. It was an important moment to show the strength of women here.
Future dates of Mother’s Day in Brazil
|Days of the week||Date||Month||Year|
|Happy mother’s day!||Feliz dia das mães!|
|First love||Primeiro amor|
|Birth mother||Mãe biológica|
|Brazilian Federation for the Feminine Progress||Federação Brasileira pelo Progresso Feminino|
Finally, we have just understood a little bit more about the celebration of Mother’s Day in Brazil.
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Have a great day.
Kisses, Rio & Learn.