Tuesday, September 05, 2006
My First Topic was "MOTHER"
Mother's Day and What it Really Means
To understand Mother's Day and what it really means, you need to understand the person in your life called 'Mother'. Mother is one who nurtures you in her womb for nine months and brings you forth to enjoy the supreme blessing on earth, that is, Life. Mother is one who guides you through your infancy and turns the soft, helpless creature to the powerful and successful YOU. She is the guardian angel protecting you and supporting you, feeling for you and serving you silently always with a smile on her face. She prides herself watching you grow and provides you a shoulder to cry on whenever you need. She is every child's best friend.
For a child, every single day should be a Mothers Day. The essence of the meaning of Mother's Day is in the fact that we should try and make this day every year a memorable one for your mother. She should cherish the special feeling of this day and the intensity of that feeling should last her the lifetime.
This is the day to stop, remember, and pray for that special person in our life, without whom we would not have been, what we are today; a day to prove that all her efforts, towards making us a complete person, have been worthwhile and make her feel proud for us. In the broader sense of the term, Mother's Day is a day to be grateful to God for being so kind as to bless us with an angel in the form of Mother.
(thanks for - www.dayformothers.com)
Mother's Days in various parts of the world
Mothers' Day is celebrated on different days throughout the world. "mothers day" shows two major blips, the smaller one on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and the larger one on the second Sunday in May.
second Sunday in February - Norway
Shevat 30 (falls anywhere between January 30 and March 1) - Israel
March 3 - Georgia
March 8 - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam . The date coincides with the International Women's Day.
fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday) - Ireland, United Kingdom
March 21 (first day of spring) - Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
April 7 - Armenia
first Sunday in May - Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain
May 8 - South Korea, Albania (Parents' Day)
May 10 - much of South America, El Salvador, India, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore
Second Sunday in May - see: Mother's Day (United States)
Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados,Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
May 26 - Poland
May 27 - Bolivia
last Sunday in May - France (except if it coincides with Pentecost day, in which case Mother's Day will be shifted to the first Sunday of June), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Sweden
May 30 - Nicaragua
August 12 - Thailand (the birthday of Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara)
August 15 - (Assumption Day) - Antwerp (Belgium), Costa Rica
Second or third Sunday in October - Argentina (Día de la Madre)
last Sunday in November - Russia
December 8 - Panama
December 22 - Indonesia
20th Jumada al-thani (also called Women's Day) - Iran and other Muslim peoples, especially Shias. The date is the (disputed) birthday of Fatima Zahra. The Islamic calendar is lunar so it cycles relative to the Western calendar.
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." - Abraham Lincoln