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Mother’s Day

9 May, 2021

Mother’s Day recognises the work of mothers and mother figures (stepmothers, relatives, guardians, foster parents and close family or other friends) in the home and for society more broadly. It is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May, and is said to have been initiated in Australia in 1924 when Mrs Janet Heyden in Leichhardt, New South Wales, became concerned about the lonely and forgotten mothers in Sydney’s Newington State Hospital and started a campaign throughout Sydney asking for donations so she could buy presents for these old ladies.

Mother’s Day events and activities as suggested by www.timeanddate.com may include :

  • Organized walks or runs to raise money for causes such as breast cancer research.
  • Visits to the zoo, movies, or botanical gardens, or other places of interest.
  • Breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas or dinners at restaurants, cafes, or at home.
  • Handmade gifts or cards being presented to mothers or mother figures.
  • Flowers, chocolates, clothing, gift vouchers and other gifts that are given to mothers or mother figures.
  • Mother’s Day poems being printed, broadcast, or presented to mothers and mother figures.
  • Mother’s Day stories being publicized in magazines, newspapers, radio, television or the internet.
  • spending the day having a picnic in a park or on the beach.


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9 May, 2021
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