Mother’s Day 2021: How Mother’s Day Is Celebrated In Nigeria, UK and USA

Some countries celebrate mother’s day in a unique way. Each country has their own traditional ways of celebrating mother’s day. Here we are going to examine how Mother’s day is celebrated in Nigeria, United Kingdom and United state.

Mother’s day is a special day for our mothers. A day set aside to appreciate the contributions of mothers in our world, to celebrate their role as motherhood. In Nigeria, Mother’s day Sunday is a Sunday for the mothers where a lot of gifts are showered on them.

How Mother’s day is celebrated in Nigeria

Mystatenews observes the way Mother’s Day is celebrated in Nigeria, in the UK and in the US. Mother’s day Sunday is celebrated in all churches in Nigeria. Nigeria style of celebrating Mother’s day is very interesting. All churches in Nigeria celebrate this year mother’s day. Women will dress in their best attire to their various churches with their kids around them.

In the church, the celebration will kick-off. Everybody will put on their dancing shoes, the atmosphere in the church will be charged with singing, dancing and praises God. Nigerians are best in this.

The unique moment is when the children will be called upon to renders Mother’s day poem to their mothers. Each with the gift to present to their mothers. This has become the traditional way of celebrating mother’s day in most churches in Nigeria.

I can still remember some of the poems we usually sing those days when we are kids: The poem in one the Nigeria language (Yoruba).

After the poem, it will be time to present your gift publicly to your mother in the church. Sometime it is not about the gifts but the tradition way you have to present the gift. How Mother’s day is celebrated in Nigeria, UK and USA

How Mother’s day is celebrated in the United Kingdom

Mother’s day in the UK or mothering Sunday is also an interesting day in the United Kingdom. The U.K. observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent a day called Mothering Sunday.

people, mainly children visited their ‘Mother Church’ or the church of their home and not the ‘Daughter Church’, the closest church in the vicinity. After paying a visit to the church, children met their mothers and presented them flowers, which they gathered from bushes along the way. Girls baked special cakes called ‘Simnel Cakes’ for their mothers

The families came together to attend church. The uniqueness about the UK celebration is unique,  because of the sharing of  Hallmark-card. Most families spend time together at home. Happy mother’s day messages and pictures are exchanged. thanks to social media.  How Mother’s day is celebrated in the United State

In the United State, families came together to honour their mothers. mothers are showered with gifts, Hallmark – cards, chocolates and flowers on Sunday.

The families also attended church together, do thanksgiving in the church, Mothers and children in the USA look forward to celebrating the day with each other. Besides, in the United States, the national flag is hoisted on every house and important buildings on the occasion of Mother’s Day to honour motherhood and the mothers of the country.

Mothers Day is celebrated in the USA in a big way and has been commercialized to a great extent. It is considered as the next big day after Christmas and Valentines Day. Phone lines record heavy traffic and card sales reaches its peak. Restaurants are filled to their maximum capacity as children don’t want their mothers to cook on their special day.  


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