In South Africa, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the
month of May. People of South Africa celebrate Mother's Day in its true
spirit by acknowledging the importance of mothers in their lives and
thanking them profusely for all their love and care. People also gift
flowers and cards to their mother as an expression of their heartfelt
feeling of gratitude and affection.
The most commonly used flowers on Mothers Day is the traditional
carnation. People wear red or pink carnation for the mothers who are
living while white carnation is used as a symbol of mothers who are
dead. In South Africa, Mother's Day is taken as an opportunity to thank
not just mothers but also grand mothers and women who are like mothers.
Mothers are pampered by caring children on the day. Many children treat
their mother with a delicious breakfast in bed but owing to the changing
lifestyles, a large number of people take their mother out for dinners.
Young children present their mothers with homemade gifts while the elder
ones buy gifts for their mothers.