Friday, May 11, 2007

Mother's Day in South Africa

My daughter has made lovely gifts from school. I am looking forward to my breakfast in bed. My daughter feels that she and her dad should be doing the cooking for the whole weekend. Hope she still has the same enthusiasm when she gets older.

" In South Africa, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May......

The most commonly used flowers on Mothers Day is the traditional carnation. People wear red or pink carnation for the mothers who are living while white carnation is used as a symbol of mothers who are dead. In South Africa, Mother's Day is taken as an opportunity to thank not just mothers but also grand mothers and women who are like mothers.

Mothers are pampered by caring children on the day. Many children treat their mother with a delicious breakfast in bed but owing to the changing lifestyles, a large number of people take their mother out for dinners. Young children present their mothers with homemade gifts while the elder ones buy gifts for their mothers." (from Mothers Day)

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