Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dia de la Mamá

Mexican Mother's Day always falls on May 10, even if it's in the middle of the week, while American Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May, but this year, like some grand convergence of the Aztec calendar, May 10 is the second Sunday in May! So if any of you are, by chance, on the wrong side of the border today, you're really got no excuse not to be thinking about Mamá.

Here's a goofy little essay we found on the Google this morning, which we like because it reminds us of the kind of substance-free answers we used to write when we were in school. 400 words just to say "Mother's Day is a day in honor of mothers." It starts by saying, "In Mexico, Mother's Day is celebrated on the 10th of May, every year," before adding, rather redundantly, "Mexicans have a fixed date for celebrating this special day." Then it ends with a list of dates Mexican Mother's Day will fall on over the next five years - none of them, according to the anonymous author, being May 10. Whoever wrote it should really get themselves a blog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apparently the 10th of May falls on different dates each year. Makes perfect sense to me. But what do I know, I have the swine flu!