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In Australia, Mothers Day is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and joy. It falls on the same day as in US – on the second Sunday in the month of May and is celebrated in a similar fashion as in US. People of Australia take Mothers Day as an opportunity to express gratitude to their mother. Children show love to their moms by gifting flowers and cards to them.
But did you know just like in the US there is a tradition of wearing a carnation on Mother’s Day in Australia. A coloured carnation signifies the person’s mother is still living while a white carnation is used to honor a deceased mother. Of course besides their own mother’s children honor their grandmothers and other women who care and love them as a mother does. Children acknowledge the hardships their mothers do though in and while raising them. As a mark of respect children will pamper their mothers by treating them to breakfast in bed with gifts, cakes and flowers.
In Australia, mother’s day has been commercialized to a degree as it is in the US, card manufacturers and florists particularly see a high business.
This year again, Westfield Carousel is offering FREE gift wrapping! Thursday 5-8pm Friday 2-5pm and Saturday 11-4pm – so head over to Carousel and find the wrapping station near the Dome Cafe, if you are still looking for inspiration follow this link for ideas on what to buy. Mothers Day ideas at Carousel