Mother’s Day Traditions Around The World

The way we celebrate mums in Singapore isn’t necessarily the same elsewhere in the world. Here, we look at how other countries honour the leading ladies in their lives:

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INDIA: The Hindi community pay tribute to Durga, the goddess of mothers, during a 10-day festival known as Durga Puja.

UNITED KINGDOM: Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. The holiday remains grounded in religion even today, and churches will give out daffodils for children to give to their mums.

MEXICO: On Mother’s Day, it is customary for mums to be serenaded with a traditional Mexican birthday song, often accompanied by a mariachi band.

JAPAN: Japanese mothers can expect to receive home-cooked dishes along with red carnations and gifts like scarves or handbags.
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What to watch this May?

I long for escape. Take me away…

… to other people’s trials and tribulations.

The High Note 
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… for a historical adventure.

The Green Knight 
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I like my feet on the ground. Give me something real...

… like a good mystery that I must unravel.

Dead To Me (Season 2)
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… that will keep me on the edge of my seat.


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