ماذا يعنى عيد الأم فى عصرنا هذا ؟

a bunch of flowers

Hello and welcome to BBC Xtra English!

It’s Mother’s Day in the UK – which means lots of mums will be getting cards, gifts and flowers.

But how did it all start? What does Mother’s Day mean today? Is it getting too commercial? How do different families celebrate it – and what about people who haven’t got a mum?

Mothering Sunday started centuries ago and was part of a Christian Religious festival.

But today, Mother’s Day, which was started in the US in 1914, is more popular.

We asked people in London if they consider Mother’s Day an important day in the calendar.

One man told us; “I always forget about Mother’s Day.

“It seems to be more for commercial gain than anything else”.

We also asked people if they had any Mother’s Day family traditions.

One woman said she use to make “IOU packs” for her mum when she was little:

“For the day, I’d say ‘IOU a cooked meal’ or I’d say I’d do the hoovering or something”.

Another man who told us he didn’t have a mum anymore said that Mother’s Day “isn’t something I particularly think about…but even when I was a kid, it wasn’t something big in our house”.

How do you feel about Mother’s Day? Is it an important day or are there too many people making money from it? Do you have any special family traditions to celebrate it? Write to us in English!

ما شعوركم تجاه عيد الأم ؟هل هو يوم مهم ام انه فرصة للبعض لتحقيق مكاسب مالية ؟ هل لديكم عادات عائلية للإحتفال بعيد الأم ؟ اكتبوا الينا بالإنجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

cards

كروت معايدة

commercial

تجارى

popular

شائع

commercial gain

كسب مادى/مكسب تجارى

hoovering

كنس المنزل

something big

حدث مهم/ حدث كبير

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

Yes the mother day is very important for me and I like to celebrate in this day and buying gift for my mum

Rami, Doha/Qatar

I lost my mother when I was childe so I do not care .

because my mouth do not use mam any way it is strnge word for me

Albahoot, Sanaa

IN MY OPINION I CONSIDER MOTHER DAY IT IMPORTANT DAY BECAUSE AL MOTHERs THEY DESIRVE TO CELEBRITETION AND THIS DAY WE NEED TO REMEMBER PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE NOT MUM... IWOULD LIKE TO OPPRETUONTY THIS DAY TO SAY I LOVE YOU TO MY MUM AMD ALL THE THE MUN IN THE WORLD...

IMTITHAL, Khartoum

I think mother day is a very important day bec in this day we offer to the mother something to know how much she is important.

and some people think you can do that by buy a gift no you can say Happy mother day and kiss your mother hand if you do not have a money to buy a gift.

ya mother day give many people a chance to work and making money.

Thank you and happy mother day for all

Mohammed, Palestine

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