An International Twist on Mother’s Day

International Mom's Da

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day this weekend to all your fabulous multi-tasking, marvelous moms out there!  Since the pretzel is an internationally adored treat, we decided to highlight some various ways mothers are celebrated around the world:

Mother’s Day in Greece corresponds to the Eastern Orthodox feast day of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Since the Theotokos (The Mother of God) appears prominently in this feast as the one who brought Christ to the Temple at Jerusalem, this feast is associated with mothers.

In China, Mother’s Day is becoming more and more popular each year.  Carnations are by far the most popular gift.

In Nicaragua, the Día de la Madre has been celebrated on May 30 since the 1940s. The date was chosen by President Anastasio Somoza García because it was the birthday of Casimira Sacasa, the mother of his wife.

In Romania, Mother’s Day is celebrated on March 8, as part of International Women’s Day.

Though Sri Lankans celebrate Mothers Day, they believe each and every day should be kept for their beloved parents.

Love for mothers is universal.

Happy Mother’s Day from Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels!

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