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Mother's Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled "I Love You"s.
The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600's, England celebrated a day called "Mothering Sunday". Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter), "Mothering Sunday" honored the mothers of England.
During this time many of the England's poor worked as servants for the wealthy. As most jobs were located far from their homes, the servants would live at the houses of their employers. On Mothering Sunday the servants would have the day off and were encouraged to return home and spend the day with their mothers. A special cake, called the mothering cake, was often brought along to provide a festive touch.
As Christianity spread throughout Europe the celebration changed to honor the "Mother Church" - the spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm. Over time the church festival blended with the Mothering Sunday celebration . People began honoring their mothers as well as the church.
In the United States Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the Battle hymn of the Republic) as a day dedicated to peace. Ms. Howe would hold organized Mother's Day meetings in Boston, Mass ever year.
In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother's Day. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia.
Ms. Jarvis and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessman, and politicians in their quest to establish a national Mother's Day. It was successful as by 1911 Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state. President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, made the official announcement proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May.
While many countries of the world celebrate their own Mother's Day at different times throughout the year, there are some countries such as Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium which also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.
In China, we also celebrate this day on the second Sunday of May, we usually buy some carnations and presents for our mom, and gathering the whole family members to have dinner with mom, thank for her years upbringing.
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Christian life is an important part of Europeans. So the church throughout urban and rural areas has become an important part of the city, and a long history. Europe, the church is a must visit, we can say European-style furniture is also extending out from a number of religious buildings.
Churches in Europe roughly divided into four architectural styles (time division): Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Modernist church.
Where Gothic and Baroque style most widely circulated and classic style cathedral is the world's five main style.
Vatican St. Peter's Basilica for the cathedral in the world, can accommodate 60,000 people worship; Milan Cathedral is the second cathedral, is the world's largest Gothic building; the Cathedral of Seville, Spain, the third largest Church; fourth cathedral in Florence Italy Cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), whose dome is the world's largest dome; the United Kingdom is the fifth cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral, is the UK's largest.
Vatican St.Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica, the standard called St. Peter's Cathedral. St. Peter's English translation of vulgar. The Michelangelo designed the Christian Catholic Church (Catholic) Church, the catholic believers pilgrimage of Pope and the Vatican Curia, the first of five World Cathedral.
European style church architecture is undoubtedly the most brilliant, the most dazzling and richest artistic appeal representative. As a model of the baroque church of St. Peter, luxurious interior atmosphere, white marble, religious paintings, colored glass windows, gilding sculpture, showing the most sacred religious court side.
Italy Milan Cathedral
Milan Cathedral is the world's largest Gothic cathedral, after six centuries before completion, Germany, France, Italy and other countries to participate in the main church architects have designed a collection of various ethnic architectural style. Twelve to fifteen century Gothic architectural style is popular in Europe, so lay the Gothic tone of the building, in the interior, since the seventeenth and eighteenth century baroque rise in Europe, so also integrated into the Baroque style. Therefore, its architecture includes Gothic, neoclassical, neo-Gothic (also known as the Baroque), Cathedral of Milan, despite many hands, but always maintained a "decorative Gothic" style .
Church features in its shape. Pointed arch, pilasters, flower window frames, there are 135 minarets, like thick Tallinn stabbing the sky, and God statue on each spire. Outside the church a total of more than 2,000 statues, very peculiar. If even the statue inside a total of more than 6,000 statues, the statue is the world's largest Gothic cathedral. So it looks gorgeous church building exceptionally busy with worldly atmosphere. The church has a steeple of up to 107 meters, due to the great masters of 15th century Italian architecture Bo Bruno Les Ki hands. There are statues of the Virgin Mary, golden in the sun seems brilliant, gorgeous, magical and magnificent on top of the tower.
Spanish Seville Cathedral
Seville Cathedral building period experienced Mudejar, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, neo-classical and other academic period and, finally, to try to end all of the above simple pure style of architecture. The whole building belongs to the Gothic style of the heyday of Spain, but also mixed with Arab architectural style, organic combination of the two together, the formation of today's architectural art.
The main altar of the chapel dedicated to the patron saint of Seville "Our Lady of the King", altar relief depicting 36 scenes of Christ's life, ornate decoration. Top church groups use complex carved in the lamp light reflection scattered shadows seem more mysterious church.
Cathedral of Florence, Italy
Florence Cathedral, known as the world's most beautiful church, also known as Santa Maria del Fiore. This is even more than the meaning of the Cathedral of Milan Cathedral and Seville Cathedral, and St. Peter's Basilica in parallel. Renaissance cathedral is the first landmark, marking the beginning of the Renaissance. Its dome is the world's largest dome, Michelangelo once said, "I can build a dome larger, but far inferior to her beauty" in the design of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica while.
Architecture and painting of the Renaissance is also shining light. Majestic churches in the world are many, but few churches could be so charming. The white, pink and green marble geometric patterns decorated the beautiful church of the Renaissance era respected classical, elegant, free interpretation of the head.
St Paul's Cathedral ,UK
St Paul's Cathedral is the world's second largest dome of the church, next to Florence Cathedral, the medieval Roman Church learned from classical architecture special, slightly solemn, serious and dignified beauty, using the Byzantine era church first temple structure, regrouping the foyer, hall and altar apse, triumphal arches, giving them a new order, a representative of Baroque architecture, with its magnificent dome and famous. St Paul's Cathedral is a world famous religious shrine, the world's second largest dome church, which mimics the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, is the representative of the British classical architecture.
In 1981 , Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding of the century ceremony was held at St. Paul's Cathedral, this wedding of the century was over 720 million people watch the wedding live online. Can be described as the most luxurious, is the most worldwide attention to a wedding.
Then a grand wedding, Princess Diana and Prince Charles is full of happiness through sacred church scene deeply imprinted in memory of the world. St. Paul's Church then also play a more attention in the world of Baroque style to bring you not only the powerful aura of luxury, but also bring out the permanent sacred art.
Baroque style is European style, Filiphs Palladio Furnishings focused Baroque palace furniture for 22 years, if you like the European style of religious buildings, that must not be missed baroque furniture.
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