Тема: Holidays and Celebrations

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of every May. It comes from ancient times when people paid tribute to  the Mother of the Gods each spring.

In 1900-s Mother’s Day was made  a national holiday in the USA. ..The purpose of  this was to increase respect and love and strengthen family bonds.

White carnation became the symbol of the holiday.  This flower was chosen to represent the sweetness, purity and endurance of mother love. However, the red carnation has since become the symbol of a living mother while white signifies that one’s mother has died.

Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia and Belgium celebrate Mother’s Day on the same day as the United States. Other countries celebrate Mother’s Day as well, though not on the same day.

Little kids, teens and adults love this holiday. It’s full of special charm and sweetness.

There are all kinds of things children love to do to make Mother’s Day special for their moms. It can be

Making  moms  breakfast in bed.
Doing secret acts of kindness, this might include doing one of mom’s chores for her.
Being obedient.
Doing chores, without being asked.
Getting along with your brothers and sisters.
Leaving a love letter, for mom, on her pillow.
Making mom a homemade gift or handmade card or buying something special.

As for adult children  the common Mother’s Day gifts are flowers, chocolate, candy, clothing, jewelry and treats, such as a beauty treatment or trip to a spa. Some families organize an outing for all of their members or hold a special meal at home or in a restaurant. In the days and weeks before Mother’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their mothers.

Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday. Organizations, businesses and stores are open or closed, just as they are on any other Sunday in the year. Public transport have their normal Sunday schedules. Restaurants may be busier than usual, as some people take their mothers out for a treat.

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