Mother’s Day celebrated in Ukraine
Ukraine celebrates Mother’s Day today.
It is established by presidential decree of May 10, 1999 and is celebrated every second Sunday in May. On this day, congratulate mothers and pregnant women – pregnant women.
This celebration was born in the USA. At first, it was the idea of the pacifists – to celebrate it as a day of mothers unity in the struggle for peace. But such a concept has received little support in the United States or other countries. In 1907, the American Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, in memory of her mother, took the initiative to honor the mothers. Virginia was the first to recognize Mother’s Day as an official holiday in 1910. And in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday of May a national holiday in honor of all American mothers.
After the end of the First World War, Mother’s Day began to be celebrated in some European countries.
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Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated in 85 countries. Ukrainians also joined his celebration, which happened in 1928, but not in Ukraine, but in Canada. The initiator was the Union of Ukrainian Ukrainians. Next year, the holiday was already celebrated in Lviv. The Canadian women’s initiative was supported by Elena Kiselevskaya, editor of the weekly Feminine Share. In 1929, the Union of Ukrainians launched the introduction of this holiday in the Ternopil region. The organizations “Enlightenment”, “Native School”, “Plast”, “Falcon” have organized concerts, conferences, festivals throughout eastern Galicia. Since then, Mother’s Day has been celebrated very widely.
With the establishment of Soviet power on western Ukrainian lands, the holiday was banned. It is only since 1990, thanks to the efforts of public organizations, notably the Ukrainian Union, that Mother’s Day has returned to Ukraine.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru