Regardless of where you are in the world, Mother’s Day is a special occasion and each country has its own unique traditions. To celebrate the day, we’ve taken a look at how different cultures around the world celebrate their mums.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first day of spring (March 1). As is the case in other parts of the Arab world, gift giving is a big part of the day.
In Germany Muttertag or Mother’s Day is a time to give gifts, cards and flowers in appreciation of mums. Special meals are also a part of their Mother’s Day tradition.
Mother’s Day (Dia das Mães) in Brazil is a very commercialized affair. The giving of Mother’s Day flowers and a gift is customary, as well as a family brunch or lunch.
Mother’s Day (Haha no Hi) in Japan, is celebrated by giving flowers to mum, especially red carnations. Carnations are preferred because they are a symbol of purity and sweetness. Mother’s Day is also marked by culinary specialties such as Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) and Chawanmushi (egg custard).
Mother’s Day (Día de las Madres), is celebrated on May 10th in Mexico. The day usually starts with a special mass held in churches across the country. There is also a tradition of giving gifts, many of which are handmade by the younger kids. They also serenade mums with the traditional birthday song called Las Mañanitas.
Wherever you are in the world and whatever traditions you hold dear, be sure to remember your mum in a special way when Mother’s Day comes around. She deserves the appreciation and recognition.
As seen in the few examples above, giving flowers on Mother’s Day is certainly a universal custom. After all, flowers say it best. So if you’re looking to impress mum with a classic gift this year, check out our Mother’s Day flowers.
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