Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, and I found
this article in the local paper without the author’s name.
So I hope that the facts are accurate.
Mother’s Day is a celebration of motherhood and thanking
Mum, who loves and cares for you unconditionally.
Mother’s Day is celebrated in more than 40 countries
around the world, but the date and the way it is
celebrated in each country varies.
United States : (second Sunday in May). Mother’s Day is
usually celebrated by giving Mum a present, such as flowers,
chocolate and cards or taking Mum out for dinner with the
India : The Hindu people celebrate for 10 days in a festival
held in October. The festival is named after a goddess who
protects the people from evil.
Spain : Mother;s Day in Spain is a religious celebration on
December 8 with people paying respect to the Virgin Mary.
Yugoslavia : Mother’s Day is observed in December. The
children sneak into their mother’s bedroom and tie her up
in bed. When she awakes she promises to give the children
gifts that she has hidden, in order to be untied.
Japan : (second Sunday in May). Young children draw pictures
called “My Mother´and enter them into an exhibition, which
travels to many different countries.
Sweden : Little plastic flowers are sold in the lead up to
Mother’s Day, which is held on the last Sunday in May, and the
money is then used to send the mothers and their children
While Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days in different countries,
the sentiment is the same: Honouring and thanking Mum.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New
Zealand, Taiwan, Turkey and the US.
The United Kingdom celebrates on March26, Thailand on
August 12, Russia on the last Sunday in November, and in
Indonesia on December 22.
***** I hope that is of some interest.***
I would like to wish all the Mothers and Grandmothers etc
a very Happy Mother’s Day, and hope that they get to spend
time with family. That is what it is all about. I am a little
early with this wish, but I hope you have a happy day.
** Joke of the Day **
A bloke walks into a sports bar at 9:58pm.
He sat down next to a blonde at the bar and stared up at
the TV. The 10 o’clock news was on.
The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a
large building preparing to jump.
The blonde looked at the bloke and said : “Do you think
He replied: “You know, I bet he’ll jump.”
The blonde said: “Well, I bet he won’t.”
The bloke placed $20 on the bar and said: “You’re on!”
Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy
on the ledge did a swan dive off the building, falling to
The blonde was very upset, but willingly handed her $20 to
the bloke, saying: “Fair is fair. Here’s your money.”
The bloke replied: “I can’t take your money. I saw this
earlier on the 5 o’clock news and so I knew he would jump.”
The blonde said: “I did too, but I didn’t think he’d do it again.”
The bloke took the money.!!!
****** And a few quotes : *****
The secret of happiness is to admire, without desiring.
F. H. Bradley.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being
loved for yourself, or more correctly, being loved in
spite of yourself. Victor Hugo.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but
often we look so long at the closed door that we do not
see the one which has opened for us. Helen Keller.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies. Scottish
My formula for success is rise early, work late, and
strike oil. Paul Getty.