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Celebrate: Mother’s Day

May 10, 2013

In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Unlike many countries, America’s holiday holds no religious significance. The holiday was established in 1914 by US President Woodrow Wilson and was created as a simple celebration of Motherly Love.

A visit to any local store or pharmacy will exemplify the popularity of the holiday through cards and flowers, balloons and other gifts. While it may seem like a costly holiday to┬ácelebrate, Mother’s Day is simply a day to take a special moment to honor your mums and tell them how much you care.

As international students, many of your mothers are living very far away. How about taking this Sunday to reach out to your mom and send her a special greeting. A phone call or even an email will do … and why not try to impress her (and your teachers) by writing it in English? ­čÖé

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