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Re: Mother's love #69684
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and let us not forget it's Happy (American) Mothers' Day - the UK has a much longer tradition of Mothering Sunday which was on March 10th this year.

Happy MD, all you yanqui heroines!


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Re: Mother's love #69686
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>Happy MD, all you yanqui heroines!

It's fine Mav, I'm collecting Mother's Days, it's a shame that my family will only recognise the mid Lent one but I'm working on it. Any other Mother's Days out there or are they all mother's days?


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> the mid Lent one

You take one that's lent, now you steal other people's? Oi, vey, Maria!


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Oi, vey, Maria
Grátia plena.


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Any other Mother's Days out there or are they all mother's days?

Mother's Day was on Sunday here in Germany, too. I suspect it was in many mainland European countries as well and the U.S. have chosen their day accordingly. Father's Day was last Thursday btw, but there was no thread for that.


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>Father's Day was last Thursday btw, but there was no thread for that.

Ours is 16th June this year. I saw a site which said that it was celebrated on the third Sunday in June in UK, USA and Canada but it didn't mention anywhere else.



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What is the name of the Japanese Children's Day--the one on which they fly fish?




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What is the name of the Japanese Children's Day--the one on which they fly fish?

Kodomo no hi, 5 May. This being Japan, although it's called Children's Day, it's actually Boys' Day. The custom of flying the fish is called koi-nobori (setting up carp) and the day is also often called this. I seem to remember that officially you fly one for each son of the house, but peopel are less rigid about this now.

Girls get a different day called 'Ohina-matsuri' - the Festival of Dolls, on March third. This is not a national holiday.

Google on any of the terms and you'll get lots of pretty pictures


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Friday was Día de la Madre in Mexico - I had a work meeting with some folks from Mexico scheduled (they had proposed the date) that had to be cut short because they were rushing off to catch planes to get home to their mamas y esposas (wives).


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