Ten-day festival in India
Celebrating family over more than one day is also a tradition among the Hindu communities of India. The main Mother’s Day in India is celebrated on a Sunday each May, but Hindus also celebrate the goddess known as the Divine Mother, or Durga Puja, over a ten-day festival each October. This is a time of gift-giving and feasts not just to mothers, but to all friends and families within a community.
Morning songs in Mexico
Mothers in Mexico are totally revered on Mother’s Day, when they are showered with flowers, gifts and taken out for a special meal. However, the day typically starts with a rendition of a mariachi song being sung to mothers. Called Las Mananitas, which means ‘Little Morning’, and is only sung on birthdays and on Mother’s Day.
Family cooking in Ethiopia
The celebration of mothers in Ethiopia is known as the Antrosht festival, which coincides with the end of the rainy season. The improving weather means families are better able to travel for a get-together. While daughters bring cheese and vegetables with them, sons traditionally bring meat. Families then cook together while reminiscing over family stories.