Mother's Day is an annual event celebrated to honour motherhood in many parts of the world. Though Mother’s day is celebrated on different dates around the world, the feelings remain the same everywhere. In many countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated on a Sunday in the month of May, while in few other countries; a different month is selected for the celebration. In India, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. Mother’s Day 2013 will be celebrated on 12th May. People celebrate the day eagerly to show their appreciation towards their mothers and grandmothers.
The tradition has its origin from UK and USA, where Mother’s Day is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety. Now, 46 countries across the globe celebrate Mother’s Day, every year. On this day, people dedicate their time to honour the importance of mother in their lives. They thank their mothers for the unconditional love and support.
Everyone tries to make his/her mother feel special on the occasion of Mother’s Day. People bake cakes, cookies and pies especially for their mothers. They also present gifts, cards and bouquets to their mothers. Children make this day special for their mothers by giving them rest for a day from the household chores. They prepare & serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to their mothers. Many people arrange outings with their mothers.
Even schools celebrate the occasion by organising various events. Parents and guardians are invited to schools and children participate in songs, skits and present cards & gifts to all mothers present there to honour them.
On the other hand, many big companies launch female oriented products on the Mother’s Day.
Children staying away from families try to meet their mothers to spend quality time with them on the day. If that is not possible, they send greetings on the phone or e-mail greeting cards, to express their love and gratitude for their mothers.
Tips for the children to celebrate Mother’s Day at their home:
Prepare a Mother’s Day card and wake your mother up in the morning with beautiful flowers and the handmade greeting card.
Decorate your home with flowers, pictures of your mother with you and posters to surprise your mother.
Bake a cake or prepare your mother’s favourite dish by yourself.
Surprise your mother with a skit played by you and your siblings to show your love for her.
Ask your mother to share her childhood reminiscences with you.
Plan a special meeting of your mother with someone very close and lovable to her, like her mother or her friends.
Arrange an outing, candle light dinner or movies tickets for your mother along with your father.
Capture your mother’s moods with every surprise you give her and make a collage out of the photos.
Make her day very special by giving a special gift to her, like her favourite book, perfume, jewelry etc.
Express your love and appreciation for your mother the entire day and make her feel special for being a mother of children like you.
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