Sunday, May 14, 2006

This week's column:
So what's the deal with Mother's Day?

It’s time once again for "Mr. Holiday" to answer your holiday queries. This week: Mother’s Day.
Dear Mr. Holiday:
Is it true that Mother’s Day originated in ancient Greece?
Greek in Gainesville

Dear Greek:
Yes, it can actually be traced back to a Greek celebration in honor of Rhea, the "Mother of the Gods." If you recall your ancient Greek lore, Rhea was best known for getting on the gods’ case about spending all their time smiting many-eyed giants and rescuing heifer-nymphs rather than pursuing something more dependable, like accounting.
For the rest of this week's AT LARGE by Peter Chianca, click here.

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