Can you imagine a day without thinking about your mother? From a street urchin to a business magnate, she would be the most important person in the life of any individual. Without ‘She’ who are we! We would be non-existent in this world. Though Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world, each country has specific days to mark the occasion. In UAE, the day falls on March 21 every year.
In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day is held exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. It is held on the second Sunday of May in many countries, such as India, Australia, Canada, and the United States.
“A mother is a role model and a cornerstone of the community,” according to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation. The Emiratis take the occasion to honour the services mothers have contributed within the families and in the nation-building exercises.
Her Highness, who is also the ‘Mother of the Nation’, said in a statement issued on the eve of UAE Mother’s Day 2021, that mothers are the source of values and inexhaustible tenderness and a symbol of generosity and nobility. She also paid a special tribute to the mothers of martyrs, saying, “With deep reverence and gratitude, I am honoured to pay tribute and respect to the mothers of the nation’s righteous martyrs, who have demonstrated great competence in raising their children with honourable morals… instilling in them faith, patience, composure, and sincere patriotism.” She added, ” Mothers are the source of values and inexhaustible tenderness and a symbol of generosity and nobility.”
As we know, the world is reeling under one of the worst health crises in the history of mankind. This time it is in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic, and nobody has been spared from being asked to shun and shut outdoor activities. UAE was no different though it managed very well to contain the virus effectively. Now, while countries anticipate the arrival of the third wave of Coronavirus pandemic others have announced the second wave of the deadly virus that has claimed 2.69 million lives. In this scenario, it is not difficult to find the huge role that mothers have to take up in each household. She deserves to be treated like a queen and when there are many options available, why can’t you opt for one?
Like any other special day, citizens and residents splurge on their mothers during Mother’s Day with gifts as hoteliers line up with enticing meal and dinner offers. Staycations and spa deals are also part of the annual extravaganza that cuts across nationalities in the country.
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