When is the next Mother’s Day celebration in Nigeria and date in 2020? These are some of the things you should keep a tab on as a mum or as someone who values and cherishes mothers. Who doesn’t?
The date of mother’s day in Nigeria is not really because we wanted to celebrate our mothers, of course right now Nigerians are beginning to celebrate mothers well on mothers day than ever, but the original idea of celebrating mother’s day in Nigeria emanated from the British and it has to do more with religion than mothers.
Mother’s day is celebrated at different times of the year, the date is usually determined by the Easter date which also changes from year to year. Both dates are decided based on the lunar calendar.
Origin of Mother’s day celebration
Mother’s Day celebration usually comes up on fourth Sunday of the Lent establishing it as a church originated day.
Mother’s day originally means the day to visit the mother’s church. Christians thereafter return back to their various homes to felicitate and offer prayers.
On the way back from the Mother’s Church, youngsters would pick flowers to give their mothers and that became SYMBOLIC towards the Americans fashion or way of celebrating mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day in the US
The United States hone their own celebration of mother’s day to celebrating mothers rather than the UK’s religious context.
Since many Nigerians don’t understand the original meaning of mother’s day and how it used to be celebrated in religious manners as done in the UK, we tend more to the United States style, we arrived at this by the direct meaning of the day based on literal meaning.
Is mother’s day celebrated in Nigeria?
We have since dedicated the day to when we celebrate our mothers, Nigerians believe that mothers expend so much care with no expectation of gain or returns on their children right from the time of birth and due to this, mothers are our Heroes and deserved to be celebrated, this we do by showering lot’s of gifts and care and reciprocate love on our mothers to show appreciation for all they have done.
When is Mother’s Day in Nigeria 2020?
The Next mother’s day celebration in Nigeria is Sunday, March 22, 2020.