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Mother's Day. Топик по английскому

Тема: День Матери

Every second Sunday in the May mothers become the queen- for-a-day. Children give cards, flowers and phone calls as offerings of their love.

The earliest tributes to mothers date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele. Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honour of Mary, mother of Christ. In England this holiday was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday. In the United States Mother's Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She called it "Mother's Work Day". Anna's hard work paid off when W. Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday. The second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, as sons and daughters want to express appreciation of their mothers.