Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day
People often ask, “Why don’t you celebrate Mother’s Day?”
First of all, I do not celebrate anything that I do not know the origin of. What is the origin of Mother’s Day?
Celebrations of mothers can be traced back to Greeks and Romans who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses “Rhea” and “Cybele”. So, as a “monotheist”(one who only worships One God), I cannot honor any day that derives from the customs of polytheist(those that worship more than one god or goddess).
How was “Mother’s Day” founded in America?
Mother’s Day was created in 1908 by Anna Jarvis and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson. After becoming disgusted with the “commercialization” of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis disowned the holiday altogether, and even lobbied the government to see it removed from the American calendar. Also, it is well documented that President Woodrow Wilson was an open racist who signed many laws and executive orders against the civil interest of African Americans. Therefore, I could never honor my mother by celebrating a day that was legislated by a man that would have hated her and her ancestors.
As I see, Mother’s Day is just another corporate hustle for commercial gain based upon emotional sentiments. No mother should feel the need to set aside one day that they had no part of creating for her children to validate her motherhood. Just my thoughts! #Ideallionaires #TheSecret #INSTADC