Mothers Day 2016 in Australia will be held on Sunday 8th May which is the second Sunday in May, the day traditionally set aside for Mother's Day.
"MUM"- Traditionally, the chrysanthemum is given to mothers for Mothers Day as the flower is naturally in season during May and ends in "mum" , a common affectionate shortening of "mother" in Australia
Mothers Day in Australia is more than just giving your Mum (or Mother-in-law) a bunch of flowers or a gift. Here in Australia Mothers Day is a special day for Family Gatherings - we all tend to get together for lunch and often case a typical 'Aussie Barbie'. Aside from possibly Christmas Day, for many people Mothers Day represents the best opportunity to get together with family so it is not only a special day for Mum but for the whole family which in turn adds so much more depth of meaning to this special day. Not only does Mum receive a lovely gift but she gets to have her whole family around her.
Give Your Mother a SPECIAL Mothers Day Gift
Most Popular Mother's Day Gift Ideas for 2015
Make Mothers Day Special for your Mother, aside from a warm hug give her something she will treasure for life - a 'Keepsake'. Flowers wilt and die, Choclates taste yummy but don't last either whereas a Keepsake lasts forever - something with a personal message is ideal, your message as well as the gift becomes part of the keepsake itself.
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Giving your Mum a beautiful piece of jewellery is always a hit - what woman doesn't enjoy receiving jewellery. Make it even more special with an engraved message, even something very simple so that it is a frequent reminder to Mum of your gift of love.
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What a wonderful gift to give to your Mother - a lovely jewellery item with her Birthstone Gemstone, or even with the Birthstone of the month of your birth - how special would that be.
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The 'Tree of Life' has meaning to many with its symbolism of strength, life and most of all Family - 'Family, like the branches of a tree we grow in different directions however our roots remain as one'. What a wonderful gift to give on Mother's Day, from this selection of affordable top quality Tree of Life Jewellery
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Mothers Day Australia
In Australia, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
The tradition of giving gifts to mothers on Mothers Day in Australia was started by Mrs Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt, Sydney, in 1924. She began the tradition during a visit to a patient at the Newington State Home for Women, where she met many lonely and forgotten mothers. To cheer them up, she rounded up support from local school children and businesses to donate and bring gifts to the women. Every year thereafter, Mrs Heyden raised increasing support for the project from local businesses and even the local Mayor. The day has since become commercialised. Traditionally, the chrysanthemum is given to mothers for Mother's Day as the flower is naturally in season during May (autumn in Australia) and ends in "mum", a common affectionate shortening of "mother" in Australia. Men will often wear a chrysanthemum in their lapels in honor of mothers.
As Australians, we love getting the chance to give back to our mothers, especially on Mothers Day. Mothers Day is regarded as the most meaningful special day by Australians, superseding the importance placed on Remembrance Day, Valentine’s Day, and even Father’s Day. In fact, almost half of Australians rank Mothers Day as their most significant special day of the year (excluding public holidays).
Interestingly, while 168 countries celebrate Mother’s Day as an established tradition, just over half of those countries (51%, Australia included) celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. Other countries have adapted an alternate date linked to women through historical significance or religious significance.
Choosing the right Mothers Day Gift isn’t always an easy task. Our bust lifestyles often act as a deterrent to activating the genuine, heartfelt generosity we feel towards the woman most dear to us!
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