Dia da Mãe


Today, 5 May 2013 is “Dia da Mãe” in Portugal. If you’re Portuguese are not that good “Dia da Mãe” is Mothers Day in English. Google have announced the day today with a bright colorful Google Doodle telling the story of “Dia da Mãe” and how the Portuguese people celebrates the day.

Dia da Mae

In the Google Doodle, the Children have decided to make something special for their mother on Mother’s day. The have baked a cake for her and it is evident that they messed in the house while doing it.

Perhaps mother’s day is one of the only days that Mothers do appreciate this innocent kind gesture by their kids, without worrying about the mess they have made in preparation of making it a special day for their mother.

Today’s Google Doodle captures the true innocence of Children for me, and how when they are small unconditionally love and appreciate their mothers. If you are a mother in Portugal and your kids spoil you today on “Dia da Mãe” you will have a very special day.

About Dia da Mãe

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and 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 March or May. It complements Father’s Day, a similar celebration honoring fathers.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother’s day.

More 5th May 2013 Google Doodles today

Today Google celebrated the life and legacy of

Søren Kierkegaard

whose Doodle is displayed on almost all other Google International Search Engines excluding Google South Korea and Google Portugal where “Dia da Mãe” and

Children’s Day 2013

 are being celebrated today.