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  • Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta Celebrates Mother's Day
    Promotions will end on : 2009-05-10
    On Mother’s Day, children who dine at SATOO, Rosso or Shang Palace may join in the complimentary fun-filled cake decorating activities. All kinds of jams, sweets and chocolates as well as strawberries, orange pieces and flavoured icing will be available for children aged six to 12 years old to make the most beautiful cakes. The children will then give the cakes to their mothers, along with handmade cards prepared by the children. Character clowns will circulate among guests to amuse everyone celebrating Mother’s Day at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, while magicians will perform in all restaurants. A bouncing castle and mini basketball loops will be available on the patio outside Ceria room, providing children with more play options. Fun activities on Mother’s Day would not be complete without Mother’s Day brunch. Guests can indulge in dishes prepared by the hotel’s chefs at its three restaurants, and children can eat for half price during the celebration. Rosso, the northern Italian restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta will indulge guests with a buffet accompanied with free-flowing wine for only Rp. 328,000++ per adult, while Shang Palace offers a Cantonese Chinese brunch for Rp. 198,000++ per adult. SATOO, with its 12 open-kitchen stations, will indulge guests with a brunch for Rp. 258,000++ per adult, while brunch with free-flowing fruit punch, iced tea or iced lemon tea is Rp. 318,000++ per adult. Meanwhile, the Lobby Lounge offers a High Tea Buffet for guests on Mother’s Day for only Rp. 95,000++ per adult. The Mother’s Day celebration first began almost 150 years ago when Anna Jarvis, a housewife from Appalachia, East America, inspired other housewives to increase the health awareness in their neighbourhood. She was persistent that the idea would be fully supported by all the housewives. She christened that day as Mother’s Work Day. In 1905, when Anna Jarvis died, her daughter, who shared the same name, Anna, started campaigning in remembrance of her mother to fight for the lives of mothers. Anna started approaching business executives and acclaimed entrepreneurs such as John Wanamaker and Presidents Taft and Roosevelt to ask for their support for the campaign to honour the mothers. In 1908, Anna gave white carnations, her mother’s favourite flower, to participants while she was honouring her mother in a West Virginia church. Five years later, the people’s representatives ordered all federal chiefs to wear white carnations every Mother’s Day. In 1914, Anna’s efforts to fight for this historical day finally succeeded: Mother’s Day became a national holiday.