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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@...> > wrote:
>>Yes, we have "Mother's Day" in the UK as well, but not on the second >>Sunday in May.
>>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) [snip]
>>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. -- Ray ================================== ================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760