Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honouring all mothers, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. Throughout history mothers with their children have often been the subject of artistic works, such as paintings, sculptures or writings. They are also my subjects that I love to capture – during pregnancy, with their newborns and later on too when their little ones are a bit older…
Familiar or colloquial terms for mother in English are:
- Mom and mommy are used in the United States, Canada, South Africa, India and parts of the West Midlands including Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
- Mum and mummy are used in the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Ireland.
- Ma, mam, and mammy are used in Netherlands, Ireland, the Northern areas of the United Kingdom, and Wales; it is also used in some areas of the United States.
In many other languages, similar pronunciations apply:
- Maa, aai, amma, and mata are used in languages of India like Assamese, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu etc.
- Mamá, mama, ma, and mami in Spanish
- Mama in Polish, German, Russian and Slovak
- Māma in Chinese
- Máma in Czech and in Ukrainian
- Maman in French and Persian
- Mamma in Italian, Icelandic, Latvian and Swedish
- Mamãe or mãe in Portuguese
- Mā̃ in Punjabi
- Mama in Swahili
- Em in Hebrew
Thanks for your visit – HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!!!!