Mother's Day: Google doodles a super mom with super kids
It is the second Sunday of May and Google is joining Mother's Day celebrations with a doodle that shows a mother and her two children (a girl and a boy) riding cycles. The capes flowing behind them as they pedal away symbolises how super mothers (and their children) are.
While Mother's Day is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, it is the second Sunday of May (May 11 in 2014) that is most widely celebrated. Anna Marie Jarvis, had started a campaign in 1907 following her mother's death to make Mother's Day a recognised holiday in the US. In 1912 she obtained trademarks for the phrases "second Sunday in May" and "Mother's Day" and established the Mother's Day International Association. US President President Woodrow Wilson signed a law making the holiday official. But Jarvis was disappointed with the commercialisation of the event.
The ancient Greek and Romans also held festivities in honour of their mother goddesses. In Britain and Celtic Europe, goddess Brigid and later St. Brigid were honoured with a Mother's Day in spring.
Google has been celebrating Mother's Day with its doodles for a number of years now and the pre-2013 previous Mother's Day doodles had flowers in them.
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