This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 8th, but mothers, it seems, have always been celebrated. The ancient Greeks worshipped Rhea, the Goddess of Motherhood and fertility. She held the power of fertility and was said to be crafty in the art of raising children as did her Roman counterpart, Cybele. Both were celebrated with festivals and gifts. Throughout the years, humans have always found all kind of ways to celebrate their moms. You might even be able to imagine a young cave-child bringing a pretty stone back to the cave for mom. But did you know about its connections to the City of Brotherly Love? Keep reading to discover the Philadelphia roots of Mother’s Day.
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