I apologize for getting this up so late this morning. After five days, we finally coaxed our our kitty out of hiding--she kept us up until well after 3 a.m.!
Mother's day is dedicated entirely to the leading lady of the family. While Moms get to relax on this particular day, people of all the ages, from preschoolers to adults, contribute to make the day a special one for their mother.
The celebrations in Australia are similar to ours here in the United States--except for the traditional custom of wearing a carnation. In Australia, colored carnations hold different meanings. If a person is wearing a colored carnation, it signifies that his/her mother is living. A white carnation is worn to pay homage, or tribute to a deceased mother.
All across Australia, on Mother's Day, children thank their Mothers for the undying love and care she showers on them. From the morning tea, to the evening party, they share their feelings through a number of small, as well as large gestures.
I think I'd like to move to Australia! Hats off to this marvelous country and their lovely Mother's Day traditions! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!