Sunday, May 4, 2014

Celebrating Mother's Day In Dallas

Of course - the most ancient references to Mother's Day  are (you guessed it) GREEK.  With the yearly spring festivals and fertility rites, also came a natural honor of maternal goddesses. During the spring festivals, the Greeks also honored Rhea, wife of the titan Cronus, and the matriarch of most of Greek mythology.

Nearby (in time and geography) in Rome, an annual spring celebration took place in a similar fashion, and moms were celebrated with an event called Hilaria, dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. The Roman version of the event was quite a celebration, and lasted three days and nights. It's rumored that the parties were too wild, and followers of Cybele were eventually banished from Rome.

In other areas of early Europe, early Christians celebrated "Mothering Sunday" during Lent (fourth Sunday) in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. Later, in the United Kingdom, the holiday grew to encompass ALL moms.

This Mother's Day, treat mom to Dallas' award-winning champagne brunch, and let her enjoy Mother's Day as it originated - GREEK!  Visit us for our special Mother's Day Celebration - at Ziziki's (all three locations).  Treat her to time tested family recipes, and an environment like no other! OPA!