Mother's Day Gifts
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood,
maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society.
It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly, in March, April or May.
In most countries Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May,
among them the U.S.A., Canada, most European countries, Australia, New Zeland,
India, China, Japan, the Filippines and South Africa.
One notable exception to this rule are U.K. and Ireland,
which celebrate Mother's Day on the fourth Sunday in Lent.
Most Arab countries celebrate Mother's Day on March 21st
Most East European countries celebrate Mother's Day on March 8th
In most countries, Mother's Day is a recent observance
derived from the holiday as it has ivolved in America.
When it was adopted by other countries and cultures, it was given different meanings,
associated to different events (religious, historical or legentary)
and celebrated on a different date or dates.
Some countries had already had existing celebrations honoring motherhood,
and their celebrations have adopted several external characterictics from the US holiday,
like giving carnations and other presents to your own mother.
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