Mother's Day is an event to show love, gratitude and appreciation to all the mothers around the world. But where and when did this special holiday originate?

The most popular origin has a religious background as Mother's Day also known as Mothering Sunday is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. It was a originally a day to give thanks to the Virgin Mary, also known as Mother Mary.

More honourable celebrations date back as far as ancient Greek times where they would celebrate Rhea, the Mother of the Gods and Goddesses, every spring with festivals of worship including sacrifices.

Another mother goddess, Cybele was also regarded a symbol of this celebration by the Romans. She was often celebrated in march from as early as 250BC.

However, the date varies in other parts of the world. Many countries follow the US's Mother's Day and celebrate it on the second Sunday in May, which was created in 1908 by a persistent woman named Anna Jarvis who was very keen to make a holiday in honour of her own mother after she passed away. After lots of hard work and determination President Wilson finally made it an official holiday in 1914.

Meanwhile other countries enjoy the day on March 8th, the same day which congratulates International Women's Day.

While this special and meaningful day has multiple origins influencing different parts of the world, in every country an agreement can be reached to regard this day with the upmost importance as every mother deserves a celebration.