Holidays & Observances: Mother’s Day

For all the posts in this Holidays & Observances series, go here.

Prologue: I have been meaning to write a series about Holidays and Observances that we (my family and friends) follow in both India (my birth country) and USA (my adopted country). This series is dedicated to those. On a side note, perhaps I might witness some of the celebrations from other countries as well that may get their way into this series. 🙂

Personally I feel this day should be celebrated every day of the year. 🙂 This year (2023) on May 14th the bond between a mother and her kids is celebrated. Originally started in 1868 to foster friendship between mothers during the Civil War, today it is globally celebrated to cherish and honor all kind of moms – mom, step mom, mom-in-law, pet mom, or even someone who loves like a mom.

Pamper your moms with love, lovely gifts, treat them to a day of doing nothing and perhaps a self-care day, and above all listen to her since she doesn’t complain or ask for much. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there.

On this day my parents and I got an opportunity to be part of a fire ritual – Chandi Homam – in honor of Goddess Durga, mother of all gods.

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