We are fast approaching the cooler months, where it will be time for umbrellas, jumpers and rain jackets. Here at Toast, the month of April has been extremely busy with the Easter Long Weekend. Down at the cove we had our special Easter Carnival with our mini fair, egg hunt and plenty of fun activities for the kids! As we move through the month, another important event is fast approaching on the 9th of May. Mothers Day!
This year we are putting on a special show, with live music from 12 to 2pm by the amazing local talented artist, Sean Scott. Make sure you get in early to make sure you secure your spot for lunch.
Today we are going to delve a little bit into the history of Mothers Day. Did you know that the earliest mothers day festivities can be traced back to Ancient Greece. This was through the celebration of Rhea – the mother of the Gods. In Ancient Greece she represented motherhood, generation and comfort and ease. This was celebrated through an annual spring festival.
The Mothers day that we are more likely to know stems back to 1908. This occasion was founded by Anna Jarvis. She used this day to hold a memorial for her own mother Ann Jarvis. Anna tirelssy campaigned for this special day to be a yearly occasion. This day was eventually recognised in 1914 by the US president at the time, Woodrow Wilson, who signed a Joint Resolution, recognising that the second Sunday of May each year, would be known by Americans as Mothers Day.
Australia soon followed in this tradition and even added the tradition of gift-giving. Janet Hayden of Leichhardt, NSW in 1923 noticed that in hospitals, many elderly mothers were lonely and had no vistors so Janet encouraged local schools and businesses to donate presents for these women. This soon caught on so now many people give gifts to their mothers on this day.
Whatever this day means to you, Mothers Day has always been an extremely special day down here by the water at Toast. Each year, many families and friends come down to East Perth to celebrate with brunch, morning tea or lunch with their loved ones. We love seeing people coming together to enjoy one of our luscious benedicts by the water, celebrate and spend quality time together. Even if it is just going for a walk and grabbing a takeaway coffee with your loved one, we at Toast love being there for our customers on this special Sunday. We want to help you make sure our Mothers feel extra spoilt and loved. This year we are even offering special gifts for the first 15 tables booked.
My mum, Bev is extremely special to me and I even had the pleasure of her coming in a week ago for some coffee and brunch with my Aunty and cousin. It was her first time in a while coming into Toast because of her busy schedule. I was extremely excited when I saw her walking down the stairs. She has always been there for me and supported me through all my tough challenges in life. It was a treat having her and my family come in and seeing me. Even though I try my best to make my mum feel appreciated all the time, on Mothers Day, I love spoiling her with flowers, breakfast and just letting her have a relaxing day and knowing she is loved.
So whatever Mother’s Day means to you, the team here at Toast hopes your month of May brings many happy memories and lots of love for you and your loved ones.