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Mother’s undoubtedly make the world go around, and here on Siesta Key, there are lots of things going to celebrate the amazing mothers in your life. Their dedication, committment and love are the things that are so well deserved of some rest, relaxation and pampering on this special Mother’s Day Sunday in May.

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

Wikipedia states: The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.  St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.

In 1908, the US Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to proclaim a “Mother-in-law’s Day”. However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all US states observed the holiday, with some of them officially recognizing Mother’s Day as a local holiday, the first being West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state, in 1910. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Although Jarvis was successful in founding Mother’s Day, she became resentful of the commercialization of the holiday. By the early 1920s, Hallmark Cards and other companies had started selling Mother’s Day cards. Jarvis believed that the companies had misinterpreted and exploited the idea of Mother’s Day, and that the emphasis of the holiday was on sentiment, not profit. As a result, she organized boycotts of Mother’s Day, and threatened to issue lawsuits against the companies involved. Jarvis argued that people should appreciate and honor their mothers through handwritten letters expressing their love and gratitude, instead of buying gifts and pre-made cards. Jarvis protested at a candy makers’ convention in Philadelphia in 1923, and at a meeting of American War Mothers in 1925. By this time, carnations had become associated with Mother’s Day, and the selling of carnations by the American War Mothers to raise money angered Jarvis, who was arrested for disturbing the peace. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day

A few events and restaurant specials locally on Siesta Key to celebrate Mom:

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Mother's Day Race- Siesta Key

Mother’s Day Race- Siesta Key

The Great Mother’s Day Race 5K Run/Walk Sarasota Race Day – Sat, May 13, 2017 

This 5K race is at the number one beach in the world: Siesta Key Beach. Not only will you run next to pristine waters, you’ll get to experience the incredible white sands. It doesn’t get better than this! We offer free race pictures, dry-fit shirt, race medal, custom bib, goodie bag, awards and prizes, food and drinks, and much more! Click here to register for the race!

Address: Siesta Key Beach 948 Beach Rd., Sarasota , FL 34242

Price Breaks: $35 April 1 – May 12, 2017 (Online registration closes at 6pm on May 12) $40 Race Day Registration

Siesta Key Oyster Bar Mother’s Day Fun Run and Brunch:

Celebrate your favorite person at your favorite place in Siesta Key Village! We have an entire day planned and hope you will join us for some of it.
❤MOM’S Day 5K Fun Run-registration begins at 8am in front of SKOB, Run starts at 8:30
❤Brunch 9-11:45 with a great new brunch menu! And a Crab & Asparagus Quiche Special
❤Live music!!
♩10-1 Vince Colaiocco
♩ 2-6 Ryan Carney
♩ 7-11 The Hatley Band
❤ Dinner Special: Stuffed Sole with local Spinach, Brie and Caper Butter Sauce served with julianne veggies and Citrus Mashed Potatoes

Siesta Key Oyster Bar 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242 www.skob.com

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Mother’s Day Brunch on the water at Ophelia’s on the Bay

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Mother's Day Brunch Siesta Key at Ophelia's on the Bay

Mother’s Day Brunch Siesta Key at Ophelia’s on the Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ophelia’s on the Bay 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242 www.opheliasonthebay.net

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We want to give a big thank you to all our mothers and the rest of the amazing women out there who give selflessly to care for their families. Treat your mother to a special time this Sunday, Mother’s Day on Siesta Key. Whether it’s taking in some afternoon sunshine on the pristine white sand, or enjoying some wine at sunset, give your mom the special attention she deserves.

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”- Stevie Wonder [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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