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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Date: May 12 2006


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Mother’s Day is a day to show your appreciation for your mother. In the U.S., people usually send greeting cards and flowers to their mothers.

Though Mother’s Day is now used to celebrate motherhood, its original meaning was to celebrate pacifism and nonviolence.

Listen to Emily and Dave talk about Mother’s Day.


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Emily:  So, Mother’s Day is coming up.

Dave:  Yeah, this Sunday. Are you going to see your mom?

Emily:  I don’t have any plans yet, but hopefully those will come together soon.

Dave:  Mother’s Day is supposed to be, like, the biggest mail day.

Emily:  Yeah, I’ve heard that before.

Dave:  Yeah, and I don’t know if that’s from a Seinfeld[/def] thing, because there was a Seinfeld episode…

Emily:  Yeah, it made me think of that when you said that. That’s so funny.

Dave:  But that’s what you do, right? Because a lot of people…

Emily:  ...send cards.

Dave:  Yeah, and adults, like, do you want to get together with my mom, so you’ll send flowers and cards instead of actually getting together.

Emily:  It’s definitely a big flower day. I come from a long line of florists in my family.

Dave:  Do you? Where is your mom now?

Emily:  My mom lives here. Even though I still live in the same city as my mom, I’ll probably still send her a card.

Dave:  Really? You won’t go see her?

Emily:  I don’t know. We’ll see. We’re not big on holidays in my family.



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Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world.

Britons celebrate Mothering Sunday, which is different from the American holiday. Though a lot of people give gifts to their mothers, the emphasis is on returning to their “mother church” for service.

In Thailand, Mother’s Day commemorates the birthday of the current queen.

When is Mother’s Day in your country? How is it celebrated?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

25st of April.in Iran the people buy gifts 4 their moms & they come together to celebrate…

02:39 PM May 09 2014 |



I usually help my mother do something ,for example ,cooking and cleaning the rooms … and so on 

12:31 AM May 09 2014 |

La Princesse de la vie


Mother’s Day is on 21st of March, every daughter and son give a big hug for their mothers and give them expressive gifts, some just give their mothers few sweet words and thank them for existing in their life.. 

I love my mom :)

04:47 AM Aug 12 2012 |

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no volvere

United Arab Emirates

 my mom will always remain my fairy tale princess <3 .. and let angels be my witness ..

i pray for god to be able to repay her some of her greatness <3

moms are Gods glorious gift .. <3



02:02 AM Aug 12 2012 |

Sheila Rohini


I agree with Victor24. Also, the comment:Yeah, and adults, like, do you want to get together with my mom, so you’ll send flowers and cards instead of actually getting together.” doesn’t make sense. Of course, in spoken language, several times we say incomplete sentences.

07:23 PM Nov 25 2007 |




I’m going to send a mail to my mom on mother’s day.

02:22 AM May 12 2006 |

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