Happy Mother’s Day!

Me and my Mother by Natasha, age 13 from Russia

Me and my Mother by Natasha, age 13 from Russia

Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
Mother’s Day falls on different days depending on the countries where it is celebrated. It is held on the second Sunday of May in many countries, such as Australia, Canada and the United States. In the United Kingdom it is held three weeks before Easter Sunday.
Mother’s Day is an annual public holiday in countries such as Costa Rica (August 15, on the same day as Assumption Day), Georgia (March 3), Samoa (second Monday of May), and Thailand (August 12).

In much of the Arab world, Mother’s Day is on March 21, which coincides with the start of spring. In Panama the day is celebrated on December 8 (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception), when the Catholic Church honors the Virgin Mary. In Thailand mothers are honored on August 12, the birthday of Queen Sirikit, who has reigned since 1956.
Spanish for Happy Mother’s  Day is FelizDía de la Madre, in Japanese it is ハッピー母の, and in Arabic it is سعيد عيد الأم !

An interesting fun fact according to National Geographic is Mother’s Day turns 100 this year, to read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140508-mothers-day-nation-gifts-facts-

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