As India celebrates Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, Google has launched a heartwarming GIF to wish all the mothers. The doodle – in the GIF format – captures the mother-child relationship with a simple imagery.
The GIF showcases two hands (a mother’s hand and the other tiny hand of her child) wherein the mother teaches three basic yet most significant lessons of life to her child–to educate, conserve water and grow trees.
The first slide shows the child holding the mother’s finger, the second slide shows them reading Braille, the third slide showing them washing their hands under a tap, and the last showing the mother and child planting plants.
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary modification to the official logo of the search engine giant, commemorating different holidays, events, birthdays or death anniversaries of notable historical figures.
Mother’s day is celebrated every year to honour the special relationship between a child and their mothers. The day is observed to remember the selfless nature of motherhood and maternal bonds.
It is believed the modern Mother’s Day celebration first began in the US, when a woman by the name of Anna Jarvis wanted the day to be commemorated because her own mother had expressed such a desire. Three years after her mother’s death in 1905, Jarvis held a memorial ceremony at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, to honor her mother. all mothers. Thus, the celebration of Mother’s Day began to recognize her efforts and value in our lives.
Mother’s Day officially came into existence after former US President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation in 1914 declaring the second Sunday in the month of May as a national holiday.