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Mother’s Day celebration elicits hope

WASHINGTON Irving said: “A mother is the truest friend we have when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”

‘Sweet Mother’, the 1976 song by Prince Nico Mbarga remains evergreen in the hearts of many because of its significance to every one. Mothers, someone once said, are God’s gifts to mankind.

All over the world, many successful people attribute their success to their mothers. It is therefore no surprise that a day has been set aside to celebrate mothers.

Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honouring one’s mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. All over the world, Mothers’ Day is celebrated commonly in the months of March or May with a lot of passion and ceremonies. This year, it is expected to hold on March 6 and May 8 (in the US). Like other festive seasons such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day has lots of cards, presents and rituals attached to it.

The celebration of Mother’s Day began in the US in the early 20th century. It specifically began in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

In some countries, Mother’s Day has been changed to fit already existing celebrations honouring motherhood, such as Mothering Sunday in the UK. However, motherhood shouldn’t be celebrated only on Mother’s Day but every day. Motherhood is about love, celebration, bonding, strength and sacrifice.

It is perhaps against this background that Peak Milk has produced a special limited edition packs emblazoned in affectionate and appreciative words like ‘Sweet Mother’, ‘Thank You’, and ‘I Love You’. The Peak Milk initiative which has been applauded by many has no doubt project the brand a perfect gift of choice for mothers on Mother’s Day. At no extra cost, Nigerians can send personalized messages to their mothers.


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