Re: Mothers' Day; "Teen"
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 15, 2006, 6:01|
Eldin Raigmore wrote:
> Today is "Mothers' Day" in the United States of America.
> I don't know what other countries also celebrate a "Mothers' Day", nor, if
> any do, which of them also celebrate on the second Sunday in May.
Yes, we have "Mother's Day" in the UK as well, but not on the second
Sunday in May. This is a problem for my daughter who has been living in
the States for several years now. She can never find a Mother's Day card
to send my wife for Mother's day here. This year she said she'd be
buying one in May to keep for next year.
Over here it was long ago mixed up with "Mothering Sunday" and Mother's
Day is celebrated n the 4th Sunday of Lent (i.e. 3 weeks before Easter)
- so it's a variable feast. This year it was 26th March.
Declan O'Loughlin wrote:
> Ireland celebrates Mothers Day, and Fathers Day for that matter.
When I was a teen in the 1950s, while we celebrated Mother's Day (as we
still do) on the 4th Sunday of Lent, we did not celebrated Father's Day
- tho sometime during the decade, the commercial boys did introduce the
practice, but IIRC it was slow to catch on. However, we do now have
father's Day on the 3rd Sunday of June fairly firmly established.
But attempts to introduce other things like Grandmother's Day, etc have
so far not generally caught on.
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760