How was GW?
Whether you're refreshing at your travel destination or relaxing at home
I think I was able to stretch my wings!
I may not feel good today after the holidays
Let's start the engine slowly and do our best at work and school!
By the way, the end of Golden Week is finally Mother's Day this weekend.
The second Sunday in May is the day to thank my mom.
This time, the origins and gifts that I did not know unexpectedly
We featured Mother's Day.
１．Origin of mother's day
I give presents every year, but by the way, I don't know the origin ...
I think there are many people who say that.
Mother's Day was originally a holiday born in the United States, and it is said that it was introduced to Japan in the early Taisho era.
Anna Jarvis, who lived in West Virginia, USA at that time
To mourn her late mother Anna Jarvis and leave her feelings for her mother to her posterity
It originated from the start of a movement to set up a "day to convey feelings to my mother."
Anna's movement spreads throughout the United States,
In 1914, Parliament officially passed Mother's Day.
After that, in Japan including the Christian church, "Mother's Day"
The celebration began, but it did not spread nationwide due to the war.
To spread "Mother's Day" nationwide after the war
The 1st "Morinaga Mother's Day Tournament" held by Morinaga & Co. was widely featured in the media.
It is said that it has finally penetrated all over Japan.
２．Why red carnation?
Anna Jarvis' mother, who can be said to be the creator of "Mother's Day"
Anna Jarvis was a kind and dynamic person.
She was treating injured soldiers during the Civil War, regardless of enemy or ally.
Anna, who lost her mother, takes some action.
On May 12, 1907, two years after Anne's death, her daughter Anna held a church memorial service for her late mother and gave her participants a white carnation that her mother liked. I handed it out. This is said to be the origin of "Mother's Day", and Anna's actions have made the white carnation a symbol of Mother's Day. Source | Hibiya Hanada
In other words, Anne's favorite flower is still a symbol of Mother's Day.
By the way, at that time, a white carnation was given to her deceased mother.
There was a flow of red carnations for my mother who is still alive.
In Japan, it is now unified in red in consideration of children who lost their mother.
３．A gift that conveys your feelings
Mother's Day is carnation.
Also, there are many standard gifts such as handkerchiefs and sweets.
However, tangible things are not always gifts.
For example, with everyday gratitude, you can make a dinner with only your mother's favorite food and treat it.
It's nice to go on a hot spring trip as a surprise.
When I was a kid, I'm sure everyone started with a "letter" as a gift for Mother's Day.
I think that there was a lot of immeasurable feelings.
This year's Mother's Day
I remember how I felt when I wrote a letter with the hiragana I remembered back then.
How about giving a "shapeless memory" as a gift?
４．Areti Mother's Day Campaign
Excuse me for the promotion at the end!
Areti is currently hosting a Mother's Day campaign on Twitter.
The details are as follows!
Mother's Day Senryu Contest Held? Quote RT from this Twitter and add #Areti Mother's Day Senryu to complete the application? Winners will receive a luxurious prize? In addition, 30 thank-you brushes will be awarded as honorable mentions. As! !! ? This is a gift for Mother's Day! Click here for details on Thank You Brush ??https://t.co/qB8w9Awejq pic.twitter.com/8YshQ8VVmX? Areti Brand Official (@aretijp) April 27, 2018
The deadline is May 13th, so please check it out ♪