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Happy Mother’s Day in Poland on May 26th! Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Image by Apogee Photography on flickr.com

Image by Apogee Photography on flickr.com

Mothers Day 2013 is celebrated in various dates in over 40 countries all over the word. Mothers Day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece, where mother’s were perceived as a symbol of fertility and harvest. In the middle of Spring there was a custom to celebrate Mother Nature’s Day. People were burning their offerings and were paying homage to Rea – the wife of Kronos, who was also mother of the Universe and all gods. In ancient Rome, there was a custom to celebrate Hilaria, which were a holidays to worship goddess called Cybele, who was also perceived as gods’ mother….

Mothers Day in 2013

January 30, 2013

Israel.

February 10, 2013

Norway.

March 3, 2013

Georgia.

March 8, 2013

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,Belarus, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine & Vietnam.

March 10, 2013

Ireland, Nigeria & The United Kingdom.

March 21, 2013

Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories, Israeli Arabs, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen & Iraq.

March 25, 2013

Slovenia.

April 7, 2013

Armenia.

April 19-29, 2013

Nepal.

May 1, 2013

Ira

May 5, 2013

Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal & Spain.

May 8, 2013

Albania & South Korea.

May 10, 2013

Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala & Mexico.

May 12, 2013

Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

May 15, 2013

Paraguay.

May 26, 2013

Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, French Antilles, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Poland, Sweden, Tunisia.

May 27, 2013

Bolivia.

May 30, 2013

Nicaragua.

June 1, 2013

Mongolia.

June 09, 2013

Luxembourg.

June 30, 2013

Kenya.

August 12, 2013

Thailand.

August 15, 2013

Costa Rica & Antwerp (Belgium).

October 14, 2013

Malawi.

October 14, 2013

Belarus.

October 20, 2013

Argentina.

November 03, 2013

Timor Leste.

November 24, 2013

Russia.

December 8, 2013

Panama.

December 22, 2013

Indonesia.

Mother’s Day is a special day, no matter when is celebrated:) It is great if you appreciate Her every day, just by saying :Kocham Cię Mamo” ( I love you mom).

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


Comments:

  1. John Guzlowski:

    Mother’s Day Poem

    I remember my mother, her old house,
    the miracle of her love, her fingers
    on my cheek brushing away the night,
    the world coming home for breakfast,
    her eyes asking if I’d been on the road
    for long and was the traffic heavy.

    Nothing speaks of love like her kindness,
    not the birds swirling in the mountains
    nor starlight in the trees. Nothing speaks
    of hope like her silent prayers for me
    in the morning before school or the bread
    and soup she placed before me at night.

    Some people seek comfort in a priest,
    the way he washes his hands in holy water,
    raises his chin to drink the wine. But it’s mothers
    who divide the loaves and fishes, collect
    the crumbs, sweep the floor, and find lost coins.
    One day they’ll call us home for the last supper.