Earth Day Gifts / February 25, 2019 / Blanche Durham
Approximately 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day. In America participation was high in schools which ten thousand grade schools and high schools two thousand colleges participating. Amazing numbers considering the event started as a grassroots movement. Government Actions The strength of the Earth Day movement was clear to legislatures. Following Earth Day s success the U.S. government passed laws that targeted cleaner living. In 1970 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established. The Clean Air Act followed with a focus on reducing air pollution with the Clean Water Act doing likewise for water clean-up in 1972. The U.S. also passed the Endangered Species Act to protect animals from extinction.
In India it is in the form of Mother Goddess worship in Christian lands it is in the form of the worship of Mary mother of Christ. In modern culture of the digital age mothers are worshiped on this day the 2nd Sunday of May. Before you know it it is already Mother s day so it is truly advisable to plan for your best Mother s day gift ideas this early. It is best to prepare now so you still have a lot of time for planning and execution. Of course you want to give your mom the best time on Mother s Day so here are some gift ideas that you could consider: 1. Family vacation trip - when was the last time that you had a vacation with the whole family? It would be a great gift for your mom on Mother s day if you will arrange a vacation trip for the whole family.
People in India have recognized motherhood and the power of motherhood in many religious forms including the form of traditional Hindu Goddesses. Especially in eastern and central parts of the country the worship of Durga or Kali or other forms of the Mother like Basanti or Jagaddhatri form principal social and religious occasions. Hindu festivals related to Mother worship are of a much greater magnitude than the worship of any male deity except the major deities like Shiva or Vishnu or major avatars of the Hindu pantheon like Rama or Krishna. It is interesting to note that among the Parvi community of Konkan and Mumbai regions of Western India there is an indigenous time-honored culture of celebrating Mother s Day in August.