Mother's Day: history, origins and connections with Sardinia and Sardinian craftsmanship
Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate the love and gratitude we have for our mothers. But what is the history and origins of this important festival? And what are the connections with Sardinia and Sardinian craftsmanship?
The story of Mother's Day
Mother's Day has ancient origins and is present in many cultures. In Roman times, the feast of Matronalia was celebrated, in which mothers were honored and gifts were offered to them. In 17th century England, "Mothering Sunday" was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, when people returned to their hometowns to visit their mothers and offer them a symbol of affection. In 1907, in the United States, Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day to honor the memory of her mother, who died three years before her, and from there the holiday spread all over the world.
Mother's Day in Sardinia
Even in Sardinia the figure of the mother has always played a central role. In Sardinian culture, in fact, the mother is considered the guardian of the house and the family, the one who carries on with daily life. Mother's Day is celebrated on the second day of May, in honor of the Madonna di Bonaria, the patron saint of Sardinia. On this day, mothers are given gifts and flowers.
Sardinian handicrafts and Mother's Day
Sardinian craftsmanship is a treasure trove of traditions and millenary history. Among the best known and most appreciated craft techniques is the Sardinian filigree, a silver working technique that has been handed down for generations and which consists of weaving silver threads to create jewels of great beauty and originality. Sardinian filigree jewels are precious and unique gifts, perfect for celebrating Mother's Day. Each Sardinian filigree jewel is in fact a unique piece and made entirely by hand.
The Sardinian filigree and Mother's Day are therefore closely linked, because both represent the beauty of the Sardinian tradition and the love for one's roots. Offering a Sardinian filigree jewel to your mother on Mother's Day means giving away a unique and precious piece of Sardinia that represents your affection and love for your mother.
Bottom line, Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate the love and gratitude we have for our mothers.
Gioia Sarda wants to pay homage to mothers from all over the world with its collection of silver jewels, made with the millenary technique of Sardinian filigree. Thanks to the skill and mastery of Sardinian artisans, each jewel becomes a one-of-a-kind work of art, capable of representing love and dedication for the people we love.
For Mother's Day, Gioia Sarda offers a selection of silver jewels, perfect as a gift to celebrate the affection and gratitude for the mother. Our products are made with care and attention to detail, using only high quality materials and following the Sardinian artisan tradition.
If you wish to give your mother a unique and precious jewel, visit our website and discover our collection of silver jewels inspired by the Sardinian tradition. Thanks to the Sardinian filigree, each jewel tells a story and represents a symbol of love and affection. Don't miss the chance to make your mum happy with a gift as special and unique as her!