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.
Just as in US there is a tradition of wearing carnation on Mothers Day
in Australia. A colored carnation signifies that a person's mother is
living while a white carnation is used to honor a deceased mother.
Besides their own mothers children honor their grand mothers and other
women who love and care for them as a mother does. Children ponder over
the role of mothers in their lives and acknowledge the hardships their
mother go through while raising them up. As a mark of respect children
pamper their mother on Mothers Day by treating them with breakfast on
bed and with gifts and cakes.
In Australia, Mother's Day has been commercialised to a great degree as
it is in US. Marketers try to play on the emotional aspect of the
festival to sell their goods. Card manufacturers and florists
particularly see a high business.