With Only One Mother’s Day and So Many Siblings in Tow, How Will You Stand Out on This Precious Day? We’re Here to Help with These Stunning Mother’s Day Salad Recipes. Leave the Boring Roast to Your Brother and the Fruit Plate to Your Sister. You Go Get ‘Em with These Salads!
As the second Sunday in May approaches, children young and old start to think about the best way they can celebrate their mother for the glorious woman she is. It is a day we show appreciation for all the love and support bestowed upon us unconditionally.
So, what should you get your mother on this big day? If you wanted to follow the stats in the US, you’d probably make a phone call like 122 million other people, be like 152 million others and send a greeting card and/or send some flowers. Interestingly enough did you know that one quarter of the flowers in a year is purchased on Mother’s Day?
Around 87 million people make a booking and go out for a nice meal to commemorate this day. Whilst that does sound nice, dining out on Mother’s Day is becoming excessively expensive and now even time constrained. Telling us mothers we have to finish a meal in a certain timeframe just doesn’t bode well with us! Well, that’s just not possible this year anyway.
Besides, where’s the effort in that? Cooking however, shows your precious mother how much you love her. Family and food go hand in hand, no matter the culture. And cooking, especially if it’s not your forte, shows effort and trust me when I say, that counts for a lot. The research, the planning, grocery shopping, actual cooking and then the lunch/dinner itself.
We get that it’s daunting or for some of you, super exciting. We are here to help. A great meal always needs a great side kick. If you have siblings, may we suggest that you be the one to take charge of the salad or two? We have some great Mother’s Day salad recipe suggestions and we just want to elevate your status in your mother’s eyes. Here is a fabulous collection:
Have you ever wondered how Mother’s Day became a national holiday?
The modern-day Mother’s Day as we know it was created by Anna Jarvis in the United States. She wanted to carry out her mother’s wish of being able to have a day dedicated just for mothers. She campaigned for this vehemently and on May 8th, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This is how Mother’s Day in the US became a national holiday.
Did you know that Mother’s Day has been celebrated around the world for the longest time?
- In Greek mythology, spring festivals were held in honour of Rhea, the Goddess of motherhood, fertility and generation.
- In India, a 10-day festival is held to pay homage to the mother goddess, Durga.
- In 250 B.C. a 3-day festival was held on the Ides of March by the ancient Roman to celebrate Cybele, a mother goddess.
- In former Yugoslavia, children would tie up their Mothers on Mother’s Day and they only way she could break free was to pay her children with treats.
- In England in the 17th century, Mothering Sunday took place on the 4th Sunday of Lent. This always commenced with a prayer service in honour of Virgin Mary and children afterwards would present their mothers with flowers.
We hope you have been inspired by this selection of Mother’s Day salad recipes. We have no doubt you’ll shine like a bright star when present her with your creation! Have a wonderful day with your mother and your family on this fabulous day!