Re: Mothers' Day; "Teen"
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 18, 2006, 14:18|
Eldin Raigmore wrote:
> On Mon, 15 May 2006 07:01:45 +0100, R A Brown <ray@...>
>>Yes, we have "Mother's Day" in the UK as well, but not on the second
>>Sunday in May.[snip]
>>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.
> What they used to call "a moveable feast"?
OOps! a senior moment on my part. I meant to write "moveable feast".
>>This year it was 26th March.
> Thanks; that's useful information. I'm going to copy that date down.
In 2007 it will 18th March (Easter is 8th April)
>>But attempts to introduce other things like Grandmother's Day, etc have
>>so far not generally caught on.
> Grandmothers, along with aunts, are all feted on Mothers' Day.
That, in fact, is what happens over here also - even mothers-in-law get
feted on Mother's Day ;)
Likewise Granddads, uncle's etc will be feted on Father's Day. But it
hasn't stopped the commercial guys from trying to introduce separate
days for these different relatives (and others - I get the impression
that some card-maker's would like a special day each week), but they
haven't caught on.
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760