Hundreds of years ago the ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals in honour of the mother goddess Rhea and the mother goddess Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday” which began in 1908.
Mother’s Day is a special day dedicated to all mothers, to show our appreciation to the Mother of the family and honour her commitment to family values.
The modern Australian celebration of Mother’s Day grew out of calls for peace and anti-war campaigns following the American Civil War (1861-65).
The idea of Mother’s Day gained traction in America in 1908 when Anna Jarvis wanted to continue her mother’s peace activism and pushed to have a day set aside to honour all mothers.
In 1924 Sydney woman Janet Heyden started the tradition following the loss of lives during World War I, and this was the first time Mother’s Day was held in Australia.
While Mother’s Day initially began to promote peace and support women, over the years it has become an occasion for family reunions in Australia.
In honour of the mother goddess
Choose Cottesloe for your Mother’s day reunion and stay at Sun Sand Sea and Salty Kisses for seven nights.
The whole family can come to stay – there are four bedrooms and four bathrooms at this glamorous beach house.
With glorious ocean views and just one street back from the sea, this place is the perfect backdrop to spoil your Mother this Mother’s day.
Surprise her this Mother’s day with a family reunion at Sun Sand Sea and Salty Kisses. Book now and incorporate Sunday the 12th of May 2019 into your stay and we’ll give you a 20% discount!
Book a sumptuous breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner at one of the many wonderful beach cafes including
We look forward to welcoming you!