RoLa is here to help you make your mothers feel special on this important day by teaching you how to express your love in five different languages! Read on for different ways to say “Happy Mother’s Day” and information about how different countries celebrate.
Mother’s Day Celebration in USA
Happy Mothers Day!
Mothers Day is celebrated in the USA in a big way. Phone lines record heavy traffic and card sales reach their peak. Restaurants are filled to their maximum capacity and $2.4 billion is spent on flowers on what has been called the “Super Bowl for florists.”
At home children express love for their mother by treating their moms with breakfast in the bed or making a sumptuous lunch. Commonly gifted flowers include carnations as these are sometimes considered the traditional flower of Mother's Day. Some children also make cards and gifts at home to show their gratitude for their mother.
Mother's Day In India
Maatr divas ke subhakamana!
Mother’s Day has not been a traditional holiday in India but it's slowly catching on. It's celebrated on the second Sunday in May, and it's a time to say thank you to moms and make them feel important. Just as in the West, Indians take Mother’s Day as a time to reflect on the importance of mothers in their life. They take time to think about all the pains their mother took while they were sick, the hardships she went through in bringing them up and all the sacrifices she made so that they lead a better life. Mother's Day is the time to say a big thank you to mothers for all of this and for being a constant guiding force in our lives. In India, as in the U.S., kids and young adults send cards to their mamas on Mother’s Day.
Mother's Day in Mexico
¡Felíz día de la Madre!
Mother’s Day celebration in Mexico takes place on May 10 and the day is special for the people of Mexico - it is always on May 10 and doesn’t move to be on a Sunday. The day is celebrated with gusto as churches in Mexico organise special mass. A highpoint of the event is the music and the distribution of 'tamales' and 'atole', the traditional early-morning meal to local mothers. It is also a big day for restaurants as the whole country more or less comes to a stop in the afternoon while children take their moms out to lunch
In Mexico, they start their celebrations the night before Mother’s Day with a visit to mom or grandmother, followed the next day with a special church service and the singing of the traditional song “Las Mañanitas” (say "las ma-nya-nee-tas"), a popular birthday song.
Mother's Day in France
Bonne Fête des mères!
In 1950, France legally designated the last Sunday in May as the day for honouring mothers. It usually is a family affair and mothers around the country are honoured with poems, gifts, cards, dinners and various such ways of Mothers’ day celebration. Kids write captivating stories for their mothers, poems and give them cards and flowers on Mother's’ day. Also, Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated by presenting mothers with gifts and special cakes, often in the shape of flowers.
Mother’s Day Celebration in Japan
Haha-no hi omedetou!
This day is celebrated with great fervour and zest in Japan. Kids wish their mothers by saying haha-no-hi which is derived from the word hahaoya which means mother in Japanese. Similarly to other parts of the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. It is believed that during the Second world war when there was complete prohibition on Western customs in Japan, Mother’s day celebration came to a complete halt. And it was only after the war that the custom of celebrating Mother’s Day was restored.
On Mother’s Day in Japan, some children draw pictures of their mothers and enter them in an art contest. The winning pictures are shown at art shows across the country. Children hand draw cute pictures representing their mother’s love. In addition to celebrating the day with gifts and flowers people of Japan also have special recipes which they prepare. People relish simple and popular dishes like sushi on Mother’s day.
Mother’s Day In Albania
Albania is a small country in southern-west Europe, tiny for others but huge for me. In my country Mother’s Day is on the 8th of March together with International Women’s Day. What makes this date special is that since our Teachers Day is on 7th Of March, we celebrate them together in one big occasion. Children and young adults dress up nicely, prepare homemade bouquets of flowers but also ready ones, write really personal cards for our mothers and teachers full of drawings and sparkles before handing them. There is a special flower that is given in this celebration and it’s called “Mimosa” which only blossoms in March and, yes, inspired the name for everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail.
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