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Happy Mothers Day!
By:*Dr. Shabbir, Florida
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2012, 12:42 am

Mothers Day, Sunday In The US

Dear friends,

Happy Mothers Day To All!

For us ever day must be the Mother's Day. My honorable Mother is now 87, and my wife's mother is about 80. As they live with us, we honor and vigilantly serve them in all humility. My mother is the eldest surviving person in our large extended family settled from East to West and North to South in the world.

[We and Us Indicate: Myself, My Wife, Her Elder Widowed Sister And Our Young Daughter.]

Something Inexplicable: When I was in my 20s, I used to think that as the parents grew old, our respect for them would keep increasing but perhaps we would worry less about their physical decline. That came out to be absolutely false.

Somehow, and inexplicably again, the presence of the two most noble and compassionate mothers is a blessed, Soothing Mercy of the Almighty. It cannot be described in words. Any tense moment, and I humbly sit in their feet. Lo and behold! I feel great instantly. Serving them any time 24 hours a day is the greatest joy, fulfillment and honor for us. They know that we are on call for them around the clock. Look at them with a smile and receive a plethora of du'as :-)

[As a physician, my attention is more than an emotional support to them.]

Mothers Day is celebrated in several country across the globe.

Mother's Day and date on which Mother's Day is celebrated in different countries varies.

Most countries celebrate Mothers Day on second Sunday in the Month of May.

This Mother's Day date was declared by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. This US tradition of celebrating Mothers Day and paying tribute to mothers spread across several countries over the years and these countries too adopted second Sunday of May as Mother's Day.

However, in many countries the way Mothers Day is celebrated varies and is quite different from the manner in which Mothers Day is celebrated in US. But what is more important than the date and fashion of celebration is the feeling behind the festival. The idea of celebrating Mother's Day the world over is to pay tribute to mothers for all their love, affection and support and to make them feel very special as they indeed are.

Mother's Day Date in Different Countries:

United States, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey celebrate Mothers Day on Second Sunday in the month of May.

France: First Sunday in June or last Sunday in May

United Kingdom/England: Mother's Day is called Mothering Sunday and falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Much of South America (as well as Mexico), Bahrain, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates: May 10

Mexico: - May 8

Albania: - March 8

Russia: - November 28

Poland: - May 26

Indonesia: - December 22

Egypt: - March 21

Norway: - February 13

Thailand: Birthday of Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara - August 12

Sweden: Last Sunday in May

Lebanon: First day of Spring

Norway: The second Sunday in February

Messages In This Thread

Happy Mothers Day!
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 12:42 am
Re: Happy Mothers Day!
Rumi, Atlanta/Pakistan -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 1:25 pm
Re: Happy Mothers Day!
Laila Noor, Vancouver -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 3:53 pm