Read about the origin, history and celebration of Mother's Day (Mothers Day) in Australia.
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Mother's Day in Australia

Origin and History of Mother's Day in Australia

Motherís Day is observed on the second Sunday in the month of May. The day is celebrated with true spirit by the people of Australia. It marks an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the importance of mothers in their lives and express gratitude for her love and care. Carnations are traditionally used on this occasion. Motherís Day is dedicated exclusively to the leading lady of the family. Kids present handmade gifts and grownups buy expensive gifts to make their moms feel special on this occasion.

Local name: Mothers Day

Ways to celeberate Mothers Day in Australia

In Australia, Motherís Day is considered as an excellent time to surprise the moms with tokens of appreciation. The traditions are mostly similar to that in United States except for the custom of wearing a carnation. Australian kids wear carnation to honor their mothers, grandmothers or motherly figure who love and care for them. Pink or red carnations are worn as a token of love for the mothers who are alive and white carnations are worn for the deceased mothers. Mothers of Australia are pampered by their children on this special day. They prepare breakfast and plan for dinners to give her a break from the daily routine life. Australians pamper their moms with gifts, chocolates, perfumes and elegant cards to make her feel more special on this day. Girls bake delicious cakes to articulate the feeling. Motherís Day has been commercialized to a great extent in Australia. Jewelry and card manufacturers see a high profit during this occasion.