What a beau­ti­ful spring! She pleas­es us with warm days, an abun­dance of sun and, of course, wom­en’s hol­i­days. In the spring, the beau­ti­ful half of human­i­ty cel­e­brates the won­der­ful hol­i­day Moth­er’s Day, which is cel­e­brat­ed in dif­fer­ent coun­tries in their own way.

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About how Moth­er’s Day is cel­e­brat­ed all over the world, read fur­ther in our mate­r­i­al.

Mother’s Day, USA

Amer­i­ca is grate­ful for this great hol­i­day to Anna Javis, who only in 1910 achieved that once a year all Amer­i­cans con­grat­u­late their moth­ers. She has come a long way in sev­er­al years before the leg­is­la­ture con­sid­ered her pro­pos­al.

Today in Amer­i­ca this event is cel­e­brat­ed on the sec­ond Sun­day of May. And in impor­tance, Moth­er’s Day is not infe­ri­or to Christ­mas, East­er and Valen­tine’s Day. On this day, men are busy look­ing for gifts for their beloved moth­ers, which they give in the evening, at the fes­tive table. It is cus­tom­ary to give car­na­tions from flow­ers.

Mother’s Day, Japan

This hol­i­day in Japan was not accept­ed imme­di­ate­ly and was per­ceived for a long time as unnec­es­sary. The law was first adopt­ed in 1915 thanks to the teacher Aoya­ma Gakuin. But unfor­tu­nate­ly, most men did not con­sid­er the work of women at home and the upbring­ing of chil­dren some­thing unusu­al, but took it for grant­ed.

In the 1930s, when the new ide­ol­o­gy of the impe­r­i­al fam­i­ly was pro­mot­ed, the hol­i­day was moved to March 6th. But only after the Sec­ond World War, when the influ­ence of Amer­i­can cul­ture began to pen­e­trate the life of the Japan­ese, Moth­er’s Day began to be cel­e­brat­ed in May, every sec­ond Sun­day.

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Pre­vi­ous­ly, it was cus­tom­ary to pin a car­na­tion on clothes, which was con­sid­ered a sign of love between a child and a moth­er. Now the hol­i­day has become less pop­u­lar. But despite this, the Japan­ese deeply respect, appre­ci­ate and hon­or their moth­ers.

Also, all Japan­ese know the lines from “Moth­er’s Song”:

“Mom, you knit­ted mit­tens for me.
Knit­ted tire­less­ly on long cold evenings.
News will come to me from my native land,
And in it — the smell of a hearth … ”

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Mother’s Day, Thailand

Moth­er’s Day in Thai­land is cel­e­brat­ed not in spring, but in sum­mer, but its his­to­ry is no less inter­est­ing.

On August 12, res­i­dents cel­e­brate this hol­i­day, which coin­cides with the birth­day of Queen Sirik­it. After all, the Thais them­selves con­sid­er her their moth­er. There­fore, the cel­e­bra­tion is mag­nif­i­cent and pompous.

From the very morn­ing, alms are dis­trib­uted to the monks and the poor. And chil­dren kneel before their moth­ers as a sign of respect and love. Women are pre­sent­ed with white jas­mine flow­ers.

Mother’s Day, Canada

In Cana­da, this hol­i­day is cel­e­brat­ed in ear­ly May and treat­ed with great rev­er­ence and respect. This hol­i­day is anal­o­gous to our March 8, as Cana­di­ans con­grat­u­late not only moth­ers, but all women.

On this day, moth­ers are only allowed to open the front door if they call. All oth­er respon­si­bil­i­ties are shared among fam­i­ly mem­bers. They pre­pare a fes­tive din­ner and dur­ing the day give their moth­ers gifts and flow­ers.

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Mother’s Day in Australia

Aus­tralian Moth­er’s Day coin­cides with the Amer­i­can cal­en­dar and is cel­e­brat­ed in much the same way:

  • They thank their moth­ers and give them gifts. Adults are more seri­ous and sub­stan­tial, while chil­dren are home­made cards and flow­ers. Chil­dren also pre­pare break­fast for their moth­ers and bring it to bed.
  • By the way, in Aus­tralia there is also a tra­di­tion to wear a car­na­tion in clothes. Col­ored — the per­son­’s moth­er is alive, and white — died.
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Also on this day in Aus­tralia it is cus­tom­ary to con­grat­u­late grand­moth­ers, teach­ers and nan­nies.

Mother’s Day in Italy

In Italy, this hol­i­day is not only pleas­ant, but also has a long his­to­ry. Back in the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the God­dess of Fer­til­i­ty, in fact, the moth­er, was hon­ored at this time.

In this coun­try, moth­ers are giv­en spe­cial hon­or and respect, moth­er plays a big role in the life of chil­dren. Chil­dren bring flow­ers, sweets and small gifts to their moth­ers, while adults thank and give gifts more sub­stan­tial.

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