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History of Mother's Day


History of Mother's Day started from the convergence of female fighters to Indonesia I hold a Congress of Women at 22 to 25 December 1928 in Yogyakarta, in the building that later became known as the Road Mandalabhakti Wanitatama Adisucipto. Attended by about 30 women's organizations from 12 cities in Java and Sumatra. Results from one of the Congress is to establish the Women's Congress is now known as the Indonesian Women's Congress (Kowani).

Women's organization itself has been around since 1912, inspired by the struggles of the heroine of the 19th century such as M. Christina Tiahahu, his Dien Cut, Cut Mutiah, R.A. Kartini, Walanda Maramis
Dewi Sartika, Nyai Achmad Dahlan, Rangkayo Rasuna Said and others.

The event is considered as one of the important milestones of the history of the struggle of women in Indonesia. Leaders of women's organizations from different areas of a archipelago gather their thoughts and passion to strive for independence and improvement of women's lot. Various issues when it is thought to work on the archipelago female unity; inclusion of women in the struggle for independence; inclusion of women in various aspects of nation-building; trafficking of children and women; improved nutrition and health care for mothers and infants; early marriage for women , and so on. Without fanfare colored gender equality, women fighters do critical thinking and various efforts are critical to the progress of the nation.

Determination dated December 22 as the celebration of Mother's Day was decided in the third Indonesian Women Congress in 1938. 25-year commemoration of Mother's Day in 1953 was celebrated festive in no fewer than 85 cities in Indonesia, ranging from Meulaboh to Ternate. President Sukarno set by Presidential Decree. 316 in 1959 that December 22 is Mother's Day and is celebrated nationally today.

Diperingatinya Mission Mother's Day was originally more to commemorate the spirit and struggles of women in order to improve the quality of this nation. From there also reflected the spirit of the women of diverse backgrounds to come together and work together. In Solo, for example, 25 years Mother's Day is celebrated by making a charitable market outcome Workers Welfare Foundation to fund scholarships for women and girls. At the time of Mother's Day Solo committee also held a public meeting passed a resolution asking the government to control prices, especially staple ingredients. In the 1950's, Mother's Day takes the form of a march and rally to voice the interests of women directly.

A pivotal moment for women is the first time a woman is Maria Ulfah minister in 1950. Before independence the Congress Women are involved in the international movement and the struggle for independence itself. In 1973 Kowani become a full member of the International Council of Women (ICW). ICW serves as one of the categories of consultative council of the United Nations.

Today, Mother's Day in Indonesia celebrated to express love and gratitude to his mother, praised the mother's mothers. Various activities at the memorial was a special gift, flower editing, a surprise party for mothers, various cooking competitions and kebaya, or free the mother from the burden of daily domestic activities.

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