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May 13, 2018

See why we have numerous Mother's Day celebrations in Nigeria

Mothers are very special people and have won for themselves special spots in the hearts of their children because of their overwhelming roles in parenting. As a result, some countries have set aside special dates for the celebration of these great characters:
See why we have numerous Mothers' Day celebrations in Nigeria

1. In Norway, Mother's Day comes on the second Sunday of February.

2. 8th March is International Women’s Day, but Bulgarians and Azerbaijanis mark it as Mother's Day too. In fact, Mothers' Day looks like Valentine’s Day in Azerbaijan.

3. In the United Kingdom (UK), Mother's Day falls on the 4th Sunday of Christian Lent (which usually falls in either March or April), and it is called Mothering Sunday.
4. In Spain, Portugal, and Lithuania, Mother's Day falls on the first Sunday of May.
5. In Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Turkey and the United States of America, Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday of May.
6. A bulk of the Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, say shukran to the mummies on the 8th of May.

7. The mothers in Hong Kong, India and Mexico have the 10th day of May.
8. The Polish mothers own May 26.
9. The last Sunday of May is for the French and the Swedes.
10. The Queen of Thailand’s birthday is on the 12th of August. Since she’s the first mother of the country, mothers are celebrated on the same date.
11. In Argentina, Mother's Day falls on the 3rd Sunday of October.
From the above list, it is quite apparent that Nigeria does not have a special date for the celebration of mothers but seems to be the only country that celebrates mothers more than once in a year, aside the International Women's Day. It will also interest you to know that as of when this article was published, Nigeria was on her third Mother's Day celebration, and that prompted the question, "Why does Nigeria have numerous Mother's Day celebrations?"

Well, it is obvious that Nigerians have possessed the Mother's Day of other countries perhaps because of the excess love they have for their mothers, thereby making almost every Sunday of the year "Mother's Day". In other words, although Nigeria does not have a special date for the celebration of mothers, Nigerians identify with other countries of the world in celebrating mothers because of the love they have for these wonderful beings; thus, creating rooms for numerous Mother's Day celebrations. This is a fact that is not known to many Nigerians yet. If given the opportunity, Nigerians will make every Sunday "Mother's Day". LOL! I think these women (our mothers) deserve more. Long live our mothers! 

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