Mothers’ Day is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in over 46 countries across the globe. Though Mothers’ Day celebrations take place at different times around the world, what is remarkably the same are the feelings with which people celebrate Mothers’ Day. This is so because mothers are as caring in the East as they are in the West. The difference between mothers from one part of the world to the other simply does not exist and so are the feelings of children.
All over the world people love to celebrate Mothers Day with their mothers and shower love on them. In many countries, special prayer services are held in churches in honor of mothers. But the most common method of celebrating Mothers’ Day is to treat mothers with cards, gifts or even breakfast in bed. A special day that allows children to express their love and appreciation for the most special woman in their lives.
Here we have captured some stories shared by two daughters from our Localhood community.
A Hong Konger’s mother-daughter bond: Winnie Tse
I believe that the significance of Mother's Day for me is having a meal with the whole family. In the past, when my grandmother was here, the whole extended family would gather to spend this special day with her and bring her gifts, sometimes money in the form of lai see or gold jewellery. With the money, she would then spend it on buying dried sea cucumber and soaking it at home on her own (it involves a long process) and give to each family to make into double-broiled soup. In recent years, after my grandmother passed away, it became more of a casual affair and just having a meal with my mother