I know we don’t need a day to celebrate how lovely our mothers are, but this day is especially special for me because my brother and I were brought up alone by my mother, who worked tirelessly as a single mom to give us her best. Although we didn’t see her as often as we would have liked since she had to work long, hard hours, she was truly an emblem of motivation and support for me and continues to be an integral part of my life even though I’m so far away in Mumbai. Growing up, I never truly felt like anything was missing even though my father wasn’t around, and I have her to thank for that! I also have my mother to thank for my love for recycled clothing, as she taught me very early on the importance of repurposing and upcycling things that many would see as disposable.
Even though many believe that Mother’s Day is a newer holiday that was created in the more recent years, or a “Hallmark holiday” as many say, it has actually been around in Germany since the Middle Ages and is usually celebrated on the second Sunday of May, which happens to be a few weeks after Easter. This tradition started when people would gather to congratulate each other on the coming of a fruitful spring and the life that is so commonly affiliated with the onset of spring. With that being said, women personify spring as we have given life to humanity as we know it and back in the day, families used to get together and celebrate their women on this day right after a church service. Of course, in more modern times we also love to shower our mothers with flowers, chocolates and gifts, and even take them out for a nice meal. The first Mother’s Day in Germany was said to be officially celebrated in 1922 or 1923 and this spring time of year at home is known for lots of asparagus so many people take their moms out for all the asparagus centric creations you can think of! For me, personally, my mother and I like to spend this day peacefully. Unfortunately we don’t get to spend a lot of time together these past years of me being far away, but with my new show EUROMAXX I’ll be in Germany again more often and I’m glad I get to catch up with mommy over long walks through the German forest, which is what we both love to do most! 🙂
Even though I’m not officially a mom myself yet, I do feel a lot of love from my furry babies, and cantttt wait to be a mother myself one day soon!
What are some of your favorite Mother’s Day traditions?