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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Date: May 04 2007

Themes: Family, Holidays


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It’s impossible to be too kind to your mother. You owe her so much because she gave birth to you and raised you. In the United States, we have Mother’s Day, a holiday that honors our moms. Some holidays have widespread traditions attached to them. But how families honor their mothers and grandmothers varies. Listen to Marni and Amanda discuss how they celebrate the holiday.


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Marni:  So it’s almost Mother’s Day.

Amanda:  It is?

Marni:  Yes! Second Sunday in May!

Amanda:  My bad.

Marni:  Do you not do something traditionally for your mother?

Amanda:  Uh, it’s not a big deal.

Marni:  Really?

Amanda:  It really isn’t.

Marni:  It’s a big deal in my family. Well, I also am very close to my mother so I feel this need to honor her. She’s a great mother. She’s always been there for me. But I sort of like this…you know, as a woman I have this natural desire to just celebrate mothers.

Amanda:  Absolutely. What’s your take on the different generations and who the focus should be on Mother’s Day?

Marni:  I think it’s kind of always a generation up, I don’t know…

Amanda:  No, I agree.

Marni:  Maybe if you’re a new mother, the focus is always on you, but you know, my mom always celebrated my grandmother, I always celebrated my mother…

Amanda:  I was gonna say, it’s not such a big deal in our home with me to my mother, but’s me to my grandmother and my mother to her mother. Absolutely. Until she is gone, then it will…

Marni:...kind of trickle down?

Amanda:  Absolutely.

Marni:  Interesting. So now, do you send flowers? It’s apparently the biggest day for flowers…

Amanda:  I know. It’s so generic, but what else are you supposed to send?

Marni:  But they’re beautiful.

Amanda:  I know!

Marni:  You know, I always try to get a special gift, but, you know, flowers, they work.

Amanda:  Absolutely. Send the very best.



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Amanda almost forgot that Mother’s Day is approaching, but Marni reminded her. Mother’s Day is a big deal in Marni’s family but not in Amanda’s.

Amanda and Marni agree that on Mother’s Day you should honor your mother and let your mother honor your grandmother. Nonetheless, in Amanda’s family, the focus of the holiday is her grandmother.

Amanda and Marni wish they could think of a special gift to send on Mother’s Day. They usually send flowers like most people do.

Mother’s Day this year is this Sunday. Will you send your mother something? Will you see her? Is there a holiday like Mother’s Day in your country?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When you feel you are alone in the crowd,
When you think No.1 can understand you,
When your love is rejected by others,
& when you hate your Life,
Just close your eyes, & see, her face who loves you
more than any 1 else,
who care for you in loneliness,
& dies when you cry.
She is no 1, but your sweet loving mother.
Love your mom first and always.

04:29 PM Aug 12 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like it so much,i love all kind mothers:)

09:26 AM Apr 09 2013 |

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Celebrated but not observed as public holiday. Too bad huh. But everyday is a mother day.. So

04:14 AM Apr 09 2013 |

Irene Forever


Happy Mother’s Day to all beloved Mothers in the World.

Many countries celebrate this beautiful and precious holiday today, and it doesn’t matter when  it was declared in the law. We love our Mothers every day, every minute  and every beating of our heart.

My Mommy is the dearest woman  of all on the Earth for me forever and ever.



12:48 PM May 13 2012 |

snow l

snow l

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

happy MOTHER’s day:)

with love and honor to

my dearest MOMKiss

11:12 AM May 13 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

M-O-T-H-E-R “M” is for the million things she gave me, “O” means only that she’s growing old, “T” is for the tears she shed to save me, “H” is for her heart of purest gold; ... “E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining, “R” means right, and right she’ll always be, Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,” A word that means the world to me.

07:08 PM May 12 2012 |



in Egypt mothers day in 21 march

11:19 AM May 12 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Today is both Mothers’ and womens’ day in Iran.so happy this great day first to all mothers who nurtures the Miracle Of Life and gives  love and sacrifice and then all women whom this world would be devoid of Love and Tenderness without them.

09:27 AM May 12 2012 |




LESYA, Mother´s day  in  Argentina is the third sunday of october.   Smile

10:44 AM May 11 2012 |

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Julito, the Mother’s Day in my country is on 14th of October. What date is it in your country? Smile

10:37 AM May 11 2012 |




Nothing in the world  can replace our mothers, love and honor to them.

10:33 AM May 11 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

mother’s day is tomorrow in Iran :) i have missed her so much :( .. i m not living with my parents .. thats why.. i will call him :)

10:03 AM May 11 2012 |



Mother l Love you, You make me understand Family, and have love for everybody.Thank You,May God give you long life. 

09:25 AM May 11 2012 |


Saudi Arabia

It seems so Imazing converstaion

10:06 PM Aug 07 2011 |




My mother, She is best friend and everything that I have. “I love mum very much” For me every day is mean mother Day

10:41 AM May 25 2011 |

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El Salvador

everyday should be mothers day!!! they are always there for us and without expecting a reward from us. They desderve all every single day.

10:56 PM Sep 27 2009 |

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In China mother’s day celebrate on the second Sunday in May.

03:34 AM Jul 14 2009 |

imene english



07:05 AM May 10 2009 |


Russian Federation

in russia mother's day celebrate on 30 November!!!!

04:06 AM May 09 2009 |



I will a gift very beautiful for my mother

10:23 PM May 07 2009 |

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