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Erik
May 9th, 2004, 12:19 PM
To those of you who are mothers or who have them, Happy Mothers Day.

I'm off to host my Mother's Day Barbeque now.

Erik

carlsson
May 10th, 2004, 05:51 AM
Err.. here in Sweden, Mother's Day is this year on the 30th of May, which is three weeks from now. Is that a difference on purpose or plain confusion?

carlsson
May 10th, 2004, 06:08 AM
Here are two pages which lists Mother's Day around the world. One has forgotten the Mothering (Sun)day in the UK, and both are wrong or missing the Swedish one:

http://orders.mkn.co.uk/mothers/international
http://www.oxtonflowers.co.uk/mdworld.html

Elsewhere I also found a source which listed Armenia on April 7th. I guess anyone celebrating an abroad mother (why?) would better look it up with some locals before arranging something.

Erik
May 10th, 2004, 06:41 AM
In the USA Mother's Day is defined as the second Sunday in May.

I'm not sure why this is, but it's really a Hallmark Holiday anyway, so I'd say it doesn't really matter when it is.

Erik

carlsson
May 10th, 2004, 10:52 PM
It seemed the vast majority of countries honouring Mother's Day does on the second Sunday of May, just like you. Only a few oddballs like here has other dates. Iran have their Mother's Day on December 16 according to the lists.

Maybe some mother in the world would accept that excuse; "I thought we were living in a different country, and thus didn't plan to celebrate you until now".

CP/M User
May 11th, 2004, 01:18 AM
"Erik" wrote:

> To those of you who are mothers or who have
> them, Happy Mothers Day.

Due to my absence here, it was Mothers Day
which was the reason! ;-) (Followed by some
"Very" busy days at work!)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

CP/M User
May 11th, 2004, 01:22 AM
"carlsson" wrote:

> Err.. here in Sweden, Mother's Day is this year on
> the 30th of May, which is three weeks from now.
> Is that a difference on purpose or plain confusion?

Oh well, we'll cellebrate your Mother's Day as well!

According to my Star Trek calandar (which has a
history of omitting peoples Mother's Days), US, NZ,
Australia & Canada do it on the same day. Don't
know when UK do theirs? Surely they do, do it?

Cheers,
CP/M User.

CP/M User
May 11th, 2004, 01:27 AM
"Erik" wrote:

> In the USA Mother's Day is defined as the second Sunday
> in May.

> I'm not sure why this is, but it's really a Hallmark Holiday
> anyway, so I'd say it doesn't really matter when it is.

Hallmark Holiday?!? Sounds like an excuse to buy stuff for
Mum (or Mom depending on where you're from). Mother's
Day doesn't have to be about the gifts, cause you could
take Mum out on a Pinic, Sunday Drive, a meal at a nice
cottage in the country (I did this).

Valantines Day IMO is more of a scam, buying cards,
chocolates, again doesn't have to be, but most people
do it.

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Erik
May 11th, 2004, 05:36 AM
Hallmark Holiday?!? Sounds like an excuse to buy stuff for Mum (or Mom depending on where you're from). Mother's Day doesn't have to be about the gifts, cause you could take Mum out on a Pinic, Sunday Drive, a meal at a nice cottage in the country (I did this).

Valantines Day IMO is more of a scam, buying cards, chocolates, again doesn't have to be, but most people do it.

I was calling Mother's Day a Hallmark Holiday just like Valentines day. A "holiday" created by the card industry to boost sales.

Not that mothers don't need to be honored, mind you, but the holiday idea may be a bit odd in it's inception.

Meanwhile, having a mother, a mother-in-law and a wife who is a mother makes for a pretty strenuous and expensive weekend! :)

Erik

carlsson
May 11th, 2004, 06:56 AM
UK have their Mothering Sunday on March 21st. Norway seems to be the earliest one at February 8th (which even is one week before Valentine).

I agree with Erik that a such day seems a little constructed, and would prefer more to celebrate birthday and the occasions when someone really deserves it. However, after getting a real Monday 07:30 yelling by my father for not honouring my mother last year (something I can't remember we ever did), I'll do my best to remember it this year.

CP/M User
May 11th, 2004, 02:11 PM
"Erik" wrote:

>> Hallmark Holiday?!? Sounds like an excuse to buy
>> stuff for Mum (or Mom depending on where you're
>> from). Mother's Day doesn't have to be about the
>> gifts, cause you could take Mum out on a Pinic,
>> Sunday Drive, a meal at a nice cottage in the
>> country (I did this).

>> Valantines Day IMO is more of a scam, buying
>> cards, chocolates, again doesn't have to be, but
>> most people do it.

> I was calling Mother's Day a Hallmark Holiday just
> like Valentines day. A "holiday" created by the card
> industry to boost sales.

> Not that mothers don't need to be honored, mind
> you, but the holiday idea may be a bit odd in it's
> inception.

> Meanwhile, having a mother, a mother-in-law and a
> wife who is a mother makes for a pretty strenuous
> and expensive weekend! :)

No doubt I'll find out if Marrage hits me in the face!
"shock"

Cheers,
CP/M User.

dongfeng
May 11th, 2004, 02:59 PM
UK have their Mothering Sunday on March 21st.

yup! that's correct. or the sunday thereabout. actually, I can't remember when it is (third sunday of march?), my calender always reminds me :P

CP/M User
April 25th, 2006, 01:43 AM
Erik wrote:

> To those of you who are mothers or who have them,
> Happy Mothers Day.

> I'm off to host my Mother's Day Barbeque now.

Oh dear that time is coming up soon too as well - last year's
was almost a disaster, we got to where we were going & found
out the hard way the town was booked out for Mothers Day
lunches - it was just a small country town & we were looking
for a nice relaxing way to spend the mothers day out.

Unfortunately it seems the only way to do that is to lock
yourself up in the house all day! :-(

CP/M User.