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Mother’s Day is an age old tradition that is a day observed in multiple forms throughout the world. The American Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an officially recognized US Holiday in 1914.

The History of Mother’s Day can be traced back to ancient Romans & Greeks, who honored mother goddesses Rhea & Cybele. Later it became an early Christian festival called “Mothering Sunday”. It also once became a holiday set on the fourth Sunday during lent and would be considered returning to “mother church” for special services. In the 1970’s Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother’s day as a time to highlight the need for equal pay and rights.

Eventually the holiday has become a day when children and loved ones provide presents to their mother, along with appreciation for all their hard work. It is now noted as one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. It perceived as a celebration to mothers by giving them a day off from their day to day responsibilities.

Many versions of Mother’s Day are still celebrated worldwide. An example, in Ethiopia, families gather to sing songs and have a large fest. This is celebrated in the Fall and called “Antrsoht” which is a multi-day celebration honoring those in motherhood.  

Mother’s day at the Hotel has been a tradition for many years, what once was Hotel Syracuse, hosted many mother’s day brunch and buffets. With the restoration of our Old Gal, those traditions are now back in our Grand Ballroom with picturesque views from our 10th floor.

Enjoy a delicious and extensive Brunch Buffet at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Come celebrate the special mother in your life, whether it be biological, grandmother, aunt, or motherly figure, each one deserves a day of relaxing with great company and great food!

For more information, and to purchase tickets for our Mother’s Day Brunch click here