Today Google, the search engine giant, celebrates Mother’s Day with an interactive doodle.
Clicking on the play button starts an interactive session where one prepares a gift for his or her mother. The doodle also shows a search icon at the lower right part which on clicking sends the user to a search results page for Mother’s Day.
All in all, you can create 27 different pieces of art, with a choice of 3 borders. You can print out a high-resolution version of your artwork to present to Mom!
The origin of Mother’s Day as the world knows it today can be traced back to the United States. In 1908 Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in the US. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognised holiday in the United States. Her attempts bore fruit in 1914, and since then the day is celebrated every year.
Most countries celebrate the day on the second Sunday of May, while others observe Mother’s Day on different days, with 8th March and 21st March the other popular dates, across the world. The countries that recognize the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day includes Canada, Australia, most parts of Europe, India & other parts of Asia, Brazil and other parts of South America, as well as many countries in Africa.
In some countries Mother’s Day is celebrated on a day that is significant to the majority religion, such as Virgin Mary day in Catholic countries. Other countries selected a date with historical significance, minus the religious context. For example, Bolivia’s Mother’s Day is the date of a battle in which women participated. In many Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a special prayer service is held in honor of the Theotokos Virgin Mary.